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Expect these 5 foods to cost more

A significant side effect of the coronavirus pandemic is the current inflation consumers are experiencing. According to NBC News, consumers saw price hikes for the third straight month in June, jumping 5.4 percent year over year as demand outweighs supply. From the price of gas to the grocery store, there’s no way around the fact that as the world reopens, we’ll be paying more to get our usual goods including that morning cup of jo.

Jayson L. Lusk, a distinguished professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University told TODAY Food that one of the biggest

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Ready-to-drink beverages are booming in Utah. Here’s a how they’re made, what they cost and where you can find them for summer sipping.

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Canned cocktails are the official sippers of summer.

“They’re meeting all the consumer demands right now,” said David Ozgo, Chief Economist with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. “All you have to do is crack it open — or twist the cap.”

The market for ready-to-drink cocktails in the U.S. has been growing in recent years, said Ozgo, as busy consumers look for more convenient ways to enjoy their favorite boozy beverages.

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