Consumers are hit by grocery store sticker shock as food prices soar to record highs due to the pandemic.
A Reddit user posted the above photo of a pack of Angus ribeye steak with a sticker price of $55.59!
Consumer experts say the average family can expect to pay $200 more to put food on the table.
According to the Labor Department, wholesale prices jumped 8.3 percent from August of this year compared to August of 2020 -- the biggest gain in 10 years.
Shoppers who normally don't look at prices are shocked when their purchases are tallied at the checkout counter.
"We haven't seen anything yet," said SuperMarketGuru.Com editor and food industry analyst Phil Lembert.
"Prices are going to continue to go up for a good year and a half.
"The biggest increases we will see has to do with anything with animals. Whether it's eggs or milk or pork or beef."
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Another impending crisis is the bottleneck of cargo ships and container ships drifting off the California coast.
The ships can't offload their cargo because there aren't enough dock workers or truckers to transport the goods.
"We have a huge problem with a lack of truck drivers," Lembert said. "Refrigerated transport is up about 10.4 percent in cost.
According to reports, there are more than 1,000 cargo ships waiting off the coast of California.
Many container ships are in water so deep that they can't drop anchor. As a result, they are in danger of drifting into other ships.
"Retailers who are filling out their orders to fill their shelves are not getting what they order," Lembert said. "It's estimated to be anywhere between 50 and 70 percent of what they order."
Rapper Gunna is giving back to his community by opening a grocery and clothing store inside his former middle school.
Th 28-year-old College Park, Georgia native surprised the students at Ronald McNair Middle School by opening Gunna's Drip Closet and Goodr Grocery Store inside the school.
The students can shop for groceries, toiletries, soap, clothing, and sneakers -- and everything is free!
The Grammy-nominated rapper and Goodr Co. CEO Jasmine Crowe, right, said they received positive feedback from parents and teachers at McNair.
"These are things I said I was gonna do when I got in a position to do it so I just gotta follow that," Gunna told The Atlanta Voice.
He is pictured with cheerleaders during his visit to McNair Middle School.
The rapper is best known for his debut studio album, Drip or Drown 2 (2019), which spawned his platinum track and lead single "One Call."
He is signed to Young Thug's YSL label and he has collaborated with Drake, Lil Durk, Nav, Young Thug, and Gucci Mane.
A Walmart spokesman told the New York Post it is looking into a violent altercation between a male shopper and an employee with a man bun.
Viral cell phone video shows the shopper ramming the employee with a shopping cart, then spitting on the young man who is being restrained by store security.
The shopper then turned to walk away when the employee broke free and knocked the man out cold with one punch.
A female voice is heard saying, "Don't hit him,", before the employee knocked the customer out.
The video was uploaded to Twitter.com along with the caption: "Walmart Englewood ain't playin today."
According to the New York Post, Chicago, where the Twitter user lives, has an Englewood section.
However, Walmart also has a location in Englewood, Colorado, which has an Academy Bank branch inside that can be seen briefly in the footage.
A Walmart spokesman told The Post on Friday the company was trying to find out more details about the incident.
"We're looking into it," spokesman Casey Staheli said. He added it was not immediately clear which store location the violent exchange occurred.
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Rapper Quavo Huncho, of the Migos, posted a photo of his trip to a local grocery store. The rapper stepped out to pick up some bread and milk, but when he got to the grocery store, he found the shelves were bare.
He posted a photo that showed him wearing a face mask and standing alone in a store aisle with empty shelves. The shelves were stripped of everything but the non-essentials.
Quavo captioned the image "Damn... I'm Late Be Safe Everyone..."
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