Survey: Grocery spending drops as consumers find ways to save

06/13/2011 | Supermarket News (free registration)

Americans are spending 7% less on average for groceries each month, even though prices are higher, according to a consumer survey from Acosta Sales & Marketing. Households with an annual income of less than $75,000 have reduced spending by 10% or more. Because of high gas prices, shoppers are making fewer trips to grocers, and they are trimming bills by buying less, using coupons, searching for sales and choosing discount stores.

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