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South Florida grocery cart

The chart shown here reflects the average of prices at six South Florida groceries on June 8. Prices changed relatively little since April. Since The Miami Herald began tracking grocery prices in February, prices on most items have crept up slightly. The biggest increases were on bacon, which rose about 30 percent, and Roma tomatoes, which rose about 25 percent. Item May June One month changeLoaf white bread, store-brand, 20 oz. $1.22 $1.36 $0.14Cheddar cheese, store brand, 16 oz. $4.60 $5.30 $0.70Dozen eggs, large, grade A $1.70 $1.65 -$0.05Ground chuck, per pound $3.40 $3.67 $0.27Bacon, store brand, 16-oz. package $4.96 $4.62 -$0.34Gallon of whole milk, store brand, gallon $3.37 $3.51 $0.14Tomatoes, Roma, 16 oz. $2.36 $1.94 $0.42Green bell peppers, 16oz.$1.77 $1.70 -$0.07Orange juice, store brand, half-gallon $2.95 $2.86 -$0.09Stores surveyed: Milam’s in Miami Springs, Wal-Mart in Hialeah, Aldi in Deerfield Beach, Super Target in Davie, Publix in Fort Lauderdale and Winn-Dixie in Fort Lauderdale

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