Food prices are still surging: Here's what's become more expensive

Food prices are still surging: Here's what's become more expensive

Prices at the grocery store are soaring, adding more pressure to shoppers' wallets.

Consumers may be able to pull back on some discretionary items, but they have to eat.

The imbalance between supply and demand is causing a surge in prices without sales plunging.

Fruits and vegetables surged 1.6% while cereals and bakery products rose 0.9%.

Other groceries increased 0.5% in September, following a 1.1% increase in August.

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs rose 0.4% over the month and beverages increased 0.6%.

Americans are opting cheaper private-label brands and pulling back on discretionary items.

More than one million new households are shopping at discount grocery chains for the first time in the past year.