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Grocery Store PRICE Database

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:36 pm
by Andy F
I'm a member of Global Food Prices Database, their reports will indicate future accurate price increases in food costs compared to recent reports. I don't have time to analyze their reports, you can though for the typical store bought grocery products & foods you use, if you join up there for free - https://data.world/wfp/4fdcd4dc-5c2f-43 ... c9b6539a27
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Global Food Prices Database (WFP)
Download .csv file database here - https://data.humdata.org/dataset/4fdcd4 ... prices.csv
Summary
"This dataset contains Global Food Prices data from the World Food Programme covering foods such as maize, rice, beans, fish, and sugar for 76 countries and some 1,500 markets. It is updated weekly but contains to a large extent monthly data. The data goes back as far as 1992 for a few countries, although many countries started reporting from 2003 or thereafter."

Open Grocery Database Project - is a all inclusive Grocery Product Database.
If you've worked with Excel files, it is easy to sort through alphabetically and delete one or 100 rows themselves.
Grocery.com's Main website LINK - https://www.grocery.com/open-grocery-database-project/

Grocery Brands Database PDF AutoDownloads only - https://www.grocery.com/download-file/19055

Grocery UPC Database PDF AutoDownloads only - https://www.grocery.com/download-file/19054

Open Food Facts - In the UK https://uk.openfoodfacts.org/
Good for those of you in UK, but use the first website & .csv file for prices globally.

Re: Grocery Store PRICE Database

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:40 pm
by Farside
I have spent a good portion of my professional life developing systems for optimizing and forecasting promotional campaign ROI as well as providing administrative efficiencies and data quality improvements in things like this.

The cost of food the consumer pays is handy, but there is a complex pricing chain behind the scenes that influence the the final cost to consumer. For example, food price increases can be due to increases in warehouse carrying costs, rising cost of labor within the supply chain, or a mandate by the shareholders to increase profit margins. It may have nothing to do with the cost of producing the food, and the food supplier is often not the root cause of increased consumer prices which is why you often hear that farmers are getting pennies for their produce and yet prices are skyrocketing.

Re: Grocery Store PRICE Database

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:20 pm
by Andy F
I'm sorry if my source is not working, for ways I do not understand.
I do know there are many many hidden reasons for hidden costs vs consumer price fixing.
Farmers get the low end of the stick, it's not fair.
If there is a better source of food prices for us plebs, please post a valid link.

Re: Grocery Store PRICE Database

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:55 pm
by iceagefarmer
Great resources -- thanks for posting Andy !

Re: Grocery Store PRICE Database

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:25 pm
by Andy F
ALL Statistics Portal, opens to SEO terms "Wheat Top States' production in USA."
https://www.statista.com/statistics/190 ... roduction/

Re: Grocery Store PRICE Database

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:22 pm
by Andy F
The U.S. Faces A Catastrophic Food Supply Crisis In America As Farmers Struggle
Feb 07, 2019 11:35 am https://www.activistpost.com/2019/02/th ... -388082889
By Mac Slavo
American farmers are battling several issues when it comes to producing our food. Regulated low prices, tariffs, and the inability to export...


Normally I'd go to their source pages. I running out of time today.

Re: Grocery Store PRICE Database

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:03 am
by Aussie
A recent TV ad from Aldi Australia trying to discourage people from stocking up on food.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPti4o0numM

Re: Grocery Store PRICE Database

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:33 pm
by Andy F
Aussie wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:03 am
A recent TV ad from Aldi Australia trying to discourage people from stocking up on food.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPti4o0numM
I find it disconcerting but also interesting in the various ways they're using advertisements & commercials and styles of language and verbage to subvert the real truth of food farm crop losses and less store inventory.
Basically, they're all lying.

Re: Grocery Store PRICE Database

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:31 pm
by Aussie
All the cheaper brands of rice - under 24 cents per 100 grms are gone off the shelves and only the expensive rice is left.
The prices for these has jumped as much as 10 cents per 100 grms.
The brands I normally buy in either 5 or 10 kg bags are out of stock in all stores in my town at either( 4 stores ) Woolworths or ( 2 stores) Coles.

There are no dried chick peas to be had unless I go to a little known, out of the way international grocer.
Their lines of dried legumes,spices, rice and flour were still reasonably priced so I highly recommend shopping at a international
grocer that caters to Asian and Indian community members if you're having troubles locating those items.

The oxy bleach laundry soaker I normally buy has jumped by 38 cents in 2 weeks since I brought it last.

Whole lines of products are missing from shelves and the fresh produce sections look sparse and over handled and over priced.

Re: Grocery Store PRICE Database

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:05 am
by Andy F
In view of the recent Farm Floodings I wanted to give a reference price.
Costs of items I got today specifically for long term storage from local Walmart, is within a few pennies as I tossed receipt:

Correras Pinto Beans $10.48 for 10 lbs. $20.48 for 20 lbs burlap bag.
Mahatma long grain white rice $8.48 for 10 lbs.
Skippy PB Creamy or Crunchy $8.60 for 5 lb jar.
Wheat Montana Prairie Gold wheat flour nonGMO organic $3.47 for 5 lb bag.

Regular gas was $2.63 gallon at QT.

Produce section looked surprisingly good, well stocked. Not sure, Tuesday could be stock day? IDK and I did not note prices.
Dry beans/rice etc stock seems on low side. Prices are same from 6 months ago.
When I'm out, I stop into Walmart and buy the above items 1 or 2x times a week. Usually 30# beans & 20# rice, 2 PBs & 1 or 2 Flour bags.
I have been doing this for about 4 months. Checker's are starting to notice.
Checker asked today why, I only said "Getting stocked up for Cinco de Mayo festivities." She was tired and I knew she would not be conducive to discussion. Inside Walmart is not the right place for GSM talking.

Heading over to Carniceria later this week. I plan on stopping in at the private Meat Market and talk with the owner on what he's heard. He's a good source insider.

UPDATE 4-25-2019 Wheat Montana Prairie Gold wheat flour nonGMO organic is now increased to $3.79 for 5 lb bag.