A Clinton grocery store owner says inflation is at least at 20 percent currently and it's because it is more than just increases in prices.
Dave Jackson owns the Clinton Save-A-Lot and told Regional Radio on the WHOW Morning Show maintains this is the worst inflation he's ever seen in the grocery business spanning several decades.
Jackson says there are almost zero items left in the store that has not been touched by a price increase. He points to water which has had to gradually increase its price after years and years of having the lowest price.
One of the biggest culprits of price increase has been what Jackson refers to as 'stealth-inflation, or companies reducing how much of a good you get without reducing the purchase price.
Jackson has countless examples of products that, over time, have decreased in what you get but the prices are not reflected in those decreases.
Clinton Save-A-Lot is located at 205 East Washington Street in Clinton.