Gwen Mickens was startled by the prices in the butcher case during her last trip to the supermarket.
"Short ribs are like twice as much as they used to be. And of course the bacon is more expensive as well," said Mickens, a Florida data analyst who was shopping for her husband and adult son. "You kind of close your eyes and just pick it up and throw it in the grocery cart."
Her checkout receipt topped $250.