Inflation Squeezing Lower-Income Consumers The Most


The long-predicted consumer pull back is finally here with many brands reporting a decrease in same store sales. McDonald’s said it has adopted a “street-fighting mentality” to compete for value-minded diners.  Starbucks announced a surprise drop in same-store sales, while Pizza Hut and KFC also reported shrinking same-store sales.  For months, economists have been predicting that consumers would cut back on their spending in response to higher prices and interest rates, but it’s taken a while to see sales actually shrink.  Prices to eat out are up five-percent in March compared to a year-ago, while prices for groceries have increased more slowly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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