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Blend of food +‎ inflation.


foodflation (uncountable)

  1. The continuous rise in the price of food which is higher than the general inflation level.
    • 1991, Thomas F. Powers, Jo Marie Powers, Food service operations: planning and control:
      Not long ago, before "foodflation," the restaurant operator would figure out menu prices by scribbling costs on a scrap of paper [...]
    • 2010, John Wiley, Pat Foran, The Smart Canadian's Guide to Saving Money:
      When I spoke to her three years ago, she said she was spending about $50 a week to feed her family of five. With foodflation, she now spends about $80-$100 a week to feed a family of five.