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Basic Grocery Grocery Price Comparison Grocery Shopping in Bellingham

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As the cost of food prices continue to rise, the Bellingham Herald has monthly compared the prices of basic goods online and in-store at local stores to find where you can save on groceries.

Prices in grocery stores continued to rise throughout 2022, with food prices up 10.6% in November 2022 compared to November 2021, and up 0.2% between October and November this year, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

As the new year begins, the USDA also predicts that in 2023, grocery prices will experience a less dramatic increase of 3-4%.

These increases have encouraged shoppers to find ways to save on groceries and check to see if they qualify for food stamps or assistance programs.

Here are some prices we found at a few Bellingham grocery stores as of Friday, January 6:

gallon of milk

A gallon of 1% milk from Fred Meyer costs $3.39, the same as last month.

A gallon of Safeway’s Value Corner 1% milk is $3.49, down from $4.99 last month.

A gallon of Great Value 1% milk from Walmart costs $3.17, up from $3.27 last month.

A gallon of Haggen’s Value Corner 1% milk is $3.99, the same price as last month.

A gallon of 1% milk from WinCo Foods costs $3.17, up from $3.27 last month.

A gallon of 365 1% milk from Whole Food Market is $3.99, the same price as last month.

A gallon of Trader Joe’s 1% milk costs $3.79.

dozen eggs

The price of a dozen eggs varies depending on the size, quality and color of the eggs.

Fred Meyer has a dozen large Kroger-grade AA eggs for $2.39, up from $1.99 last month.

The Dozen Large Eggs from Safeway Lucerne Farms are $2.99, up from $1.99 last month.

Walmart’s Dozen Great Value Grade AA Large Eggs are $1.86, the same price as last month.

Haggen’s dozen large AA-grade eggs are $3.49, up from $3.19 last month.

WinCo Foods’ extra large dozen eggs are $3.48, up from $1.86 last month.

Large Grade A white eggs from Whole Food Market are $3.39, the same price as last month.

Trader Joe’s Dozen Cage-Free Grade A Large White Eggs are $3.49.

soft bread

Sandwich bread prices vary by weight and type of wheat.

Fred Meyer has a 20-ounce loaf of Kroger Enriched White Bread for $1.99, the same price as last month. It’s 0.09 cents an ounce.

Safeway’s 16-ounce Value Corner Bread is $1.29, the same price as last month. It’s 0.08 cents an ounce.

Walmart’s 20-ounce white bread is $1.32, down from $1.10 last month. It’s 0.07 cents an ounce.

The 22.5-ounce Haggen’s Signature Select White Bread is $2.19, the same price as last month. It’s 0.09 cents an ounce.

WinCo Foods’ 20-ounce white sandwich loaf is $1.28, up from 1.08 cents last month. It’s 0.06 cents an ounce.

Whole Food Market’s 24-ounce classic white bread is $3.49, the same price as last month. It’s 0.14 cents an ounce.

Trader Joe’s 22-ounce sliced ​​white bread is $1.99. It’s 0.09 cents an ounce.

Cheerio cereal

The 8.9-ounce can of Fred Meyer’s Cheerios is $3.99, the same price as last month. It’s 45 cents an ounce.

Safeway in the 8.9-ounce box of Bellingham Cheerios is $5.99, the same price as last month. It’s 67 cents an ounce.

Walmart’s 8.9-ounce box of Cheerios is $3.98, up from $3.48 last month. It’s 45 cents an ounce.

Haggen’s 8.9-ounce can of Cheerios is $5.99, the same price as last month. It’s 67 cents an ounce.

The 18-ounce box of Cheerios from WinCo Foods is $5.47, the same price as last month. It’s 30 cents an ounce.

The 8.9-ounce box of Cheerios from Whole Food Market is $4.29, the same price as last month. It’s 48 cents an ounce.

The 15-ounce box of Trader Joe’s Joe’s O’s Cereal is $1.99. It’s 13 cents an ounce.

Chicken breast

We also compared prices for boneless chicken breasts.

At Fred Meyer, boneless skinless chicken breasts from the meat counter are on sale for $3.99 a pound, but are normally priced at $4.49, the same price as last month.

At Safeway, a 2.5-pound bag of frozen boneless skinless chicken breast is $14.99, or $5.99 a pound, the same price as last month.

At Walmart, three pounds of Great Value frozen boneless skinless chicken breast is $11.34, or $3.78 a pound, the same price as last month.

At Haggen, refrigerated boneless skinless chicken breast from the meat counter is $4.99 a pound, up from last month’s price of $3.99 a pound.

At WinCo Foods, a 3-pound bag of frozen boneless chicken breast costs $7.22, or $2.40 a pound, down from $2.65 a pound last month.

At Whole Food’s Market, the deli’s refrigerated boneless skinless chicken breast is $6.49 a pound, the same price as last month.

At Trader Joe’s, the boneless, skinless, organic, refrigerated free-range chicken breast is $6.99 a pound.

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Alyse Smith is a reporter for the Bellingham Herald covering retail, restaurants, jobs and business. If you enjoy stories like this, consider supporting our work by subscribing to our journal.

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