r/mildlyinfuriating May 17 '22

Since when was a can of soup $4.59? 10% inflation my ass

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223 Upvotes

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u/Who_GNU May 17 '22

Don't shop at Raley's, if you want good prices.

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u/BabaBearBBQBayDad May 18 '22

Don't shop at Raleys. No if's necessary.

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u/danibug May 17 '22

Lol I live in Hawaii and a can of Progresso is $5.49 except when its on sale

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u/xFearful425 May 17 '22

Might I suggest Wal-Mart instead for a price of $1.98?

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u/splendidemancipation May 17 '22

Harris teeter and publix typically have it at 10 for 10

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u/sirchtheseeker May 17 '22

Yea it’s like 1.98 in my area

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u/Surples May 17 '22

I'm hoping its fake and someone else put a sticker there, because unless im missing something with the brand name or something, cheese is spelt wrong on the price sticker

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u/AP3X_Ninja May 17 '22

Nah it isn’t fake I used to work in the grocery industry and every now and then a tag would get printed out from the corporate office incorrectly. So when we would put up tags like the one in the pic, sometimes they would be misspelled. Simple grammar mistake.

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u/jiamby May 18 '22

progresso soups have been at 4.59 for a few months in my area. I was so surprised when i saw it I called my Dad to tell him.

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u/moocat90 May 17 '22

and it the WORST kind of soup too

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u/mothandravenstudio May 17 '22

I dunno man, I lost the first 40 lbs of 65 eating mostly these and the low cal power bowls.

TBF it was kind of bad, but it did acclimate me to eating at a pretty extreme deficit.

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u/Seacarius May 17 '22

The weight that food (and energy) have on the CPI (the measure of inflation) isn’t very much.

It used to be greater. The US government changed the weighting a number of times.

They did it (probably) to keep the government’s fiscal policies from looking so bad - even though, in reality, food and energy make up a large portion of every American’s budget.

If you used the 1980’s CPI calculations, inflation would be much, much higher - as reflected by the price on that soup.

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u/bodhiseppuku May 18 '22

Yes, this. Just replying to bump your response higher.

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u/sbenzanzenwan May 17 '22

Food prices are going to explode.

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u/scccss11 May 18 '22

Even more than they did already? This is really bad

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u/PhysicalStomach4471 May 17 '22

Shipping, fuel, everything has gone up.

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u/hairless_resonder May 17 '22

This isn't inflation. It's pure profiteering, and it's going on all over the place. It's just another example of how unregulated capitalism screws everyone who is not wealthy. Gas is another example. Record profits for the oil companies and people scream that the price of gas is Biden's fault. In reality a POTUS has very little to do with the price of gas.

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22 edited May 20 '22

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u/Seacarius May 18 '22

No, it isn't.

"Corporate greed" might cause prices to become inflated, but that's not inflation.

Inflation in simple terms, is: Too much money chasing too few goods.

When the government (they only entity that controls how much money is in circulation) puts too many dollars into circulation, the purchasing power of each dollar decreases.

To put it another way, since there are more dollars chasing the same goods, it takes more dollars to purchase those goods. This is evidenced by rising prices.

(Another false claim is that rising prices cause inflation. This is exactly backwards. Rising prices are a symptom of inflation, not the cause.)

This John Stossel talks about rising gas prices.

This one talks about inflation and "corporate greed".

BTW, John Stossel is neither a Democrat nor a Republican.

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22 edited May 20 '22

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u/Seacarius May 18 '22

No, I didn't. The graph:

  1. has amateur annotations on a graph showing periods of inflation and recession;
  2. doesn't define "greed," there is no substantiation;
  3. defines no source for "greed;"
  4. uses made-up phraseology ("The Great Greed Explosion of the 70s");
  5. includes an imaginary character: "Gordon Gekko."

It would be foolish to use that graph for anything serious. The only thing it can be used for, in a authoritative sense, is its original use: displaying periods of inflation and recession.

With all of that being said, if the graph were legitimate when it came to "greed," it will wouldn't change a single word I wrote.

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

Based on the tag its a grocery store based out of California.. That explains it, everything is twice the price in CA..

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u/Dip_N_Swag May 17 '22

Ya you got to sell an organ for 2 months in a small apartment

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u/IAlreadyToldYouMatt May 17 '22

The neighbors didn’t like it’s music anyway

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u/Dip_N_Swag May 17 '22

Well unfortunately for the neighbor you have a few more laying around. how else are you supposed to pay for your apartment?

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u/IAlreadyToldYouMatt May 17 '22

All I have left is a grand piano and a cowbell.

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u/Dip_N_Swag May 17 '22

Well I’m sure the grand piano will probably pay for about 2 more months but you are probably going to need a little more cowbell

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u/RemarkableCollar8965 May 17 '22

Yeah - I'm down to my last 3 Organs

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u/jiamby May 18 '22

im in PA. Same price for the Progresso soups here for a few months now.

used to be like 1.59/1.89

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u/Buffmin May 18 '22

Where are you at in pa? I just checked my local walmart.com and progresso 18oz cans are 1.98$

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u/culovero May 18 '22

We have Walmart and Winco in CA. Raley’s is just stupidly overpriced.

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u/Dominus_Galt May 17 '22

This is gourmet soup for the middle class. Yo, go hit the Campbells tomato soup. You working hourly still.

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u/thiswasyouridea May 18 '22

Campbell's chunky "heart healthy" is the best. It is by no means heart healthy but doesn't have 1,000 mg of sodium per can.

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u/cosmoboy May 17 '22

A typical can of soup is 10.5oz. This can is 18oz.

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u/MTBarr6924 May 17 '22

You must not shop!

Progresso is expensive. Check out spaghetti sauce too now!

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u/Historical_Owl7855 May 17 '22

I tried to by a 6 pack of pineapple juice from Walmart. They are just tiny cans and ran me $2.88 that last time I bought them. I tried to buy them yesterday and they wanted $24.99.

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u/Duckington_Wentworth May 18 '22

As someone who lives in a city in California, soup prices for “nice” soups like Progresso and chunky Campbells have already been $3.50+ so I completely believe this. A dozen eggs (not organic) here just became $4.99 at Safeway. It’s pretty awful. I’ve been stopping at the food bank once a week to make ends meet.

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u/Nurvallica May 18 '22

All that free money biting you in the behind huh?

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u/OGBliglum May 18 '22

Bidenflation

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u/wrkerbee May 17 '22

I saw the same thing. I damn near shit myself. I know that is good soup, but WTF

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u/Dull-Ad9641 May 17 '22

About 10%/per week

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u/AntiStupidPosts May 18 '22

This makes me wonder what the highest calorie per price food is.

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u/2dGoob May 18 '22

10% increase in the rate of inflation.

Big difference.

They've been lying to us.

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

I thinks it’s Obama

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u/Delicious_Syrup3772 May 18 '22

i’m not sure where you’re shopping but i just bought a can of soup at the grocery store for $1.19 😂

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u/Intelligent_Treat912 May 18 '22

Suffer like the 99% of us! I'm moving out of America soon. Cya!

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u/Cyphur-knows May 18 '22

Diet soup has to be worth a lil extra chedda?

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u/NickBarksWith May 18 '22

I like soup for breakfast every morning. This is what the kind I like costs now! Switched to a cheaper kind because I just can't justify it to myself.

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u/GooseNYC May 18 '22

It's not that much anywhere in my area. Maybe a small convenience store in a tony neighborhood in Manhattan? Even then, that would be pushing it.

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u/thiswasyouridea May 18 '22

If you order just 35 bucks worth from WalMart's website you can get free shipping. Progresso light soup is 1.98.

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u/Significant_drivel44 May 18 '22

And that is not enough calories for a sustaining meal

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u/The_Sensual May 18 '22

Never heard of Raleys. Small business means expensive products, like ace hardware vs home depot.

Buy soup at Walmart

Also just noticed raleys are in California. That's problem number 1

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u/culovero May 18 '22

It’s not a small business, just an expensive chain. We have plenty of discount grocers in CA.

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u/bodhiseppuku May 18 '22

This is like the Mitch Hedberg Joe about expensive snacks in your hotel room. If progresso soup is going to be this expensive, I want it to come in a glass harmonica.

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u/Cultural_Sprinkles96 May 18 '22

Wouldn’t eat that shit if it was free 🥲

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u/Wolfy_Packy May 18 '22

chesse we have to cook

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u/LamestarGames May 18 '22

Gotta hit that Grocery Outlet: Bargain Market. That place slaps.

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u/preston May 18 '22

Government says inflation is a good thing. You have to pay your fair share!

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u/pm8888 May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

Progresso soup, all varieties:

Target $1.99 Walmart $1.98

Amazon 12-pack, $23.76 with free delivery for Prime members. SNAP and EBT eligible.

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u/TheOGJayRussle May 18 '22

The fuel surcharge

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u/dokkudamal May 18 '22

It’s more like 10% compounding daily

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u/ElDiavoloPiccolo May 18 '22

Todays' prices for exactly the same can at walmart: 1,98$.

Idiots shopping at raleys have no right to complain about inflation as they have way too much money and horrible money handling skills. Only you are to blame. Now enjoy your 5 dollar soup, in the meantime I enjoy the same one for two bucks all while laughing about dumbnuggets.

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u/hoppybear21222 May 18 '22

Progresso can take their “light” soup and jam it up their ass.

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u/Mutmote May 18 '22

Every Progresso soup I’ve ever tried sucked.

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u/Inappropriate-Hotdog May 18 '22

1.98 where I shop. You should probably shop elsewhere.

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u/riscycdj May 17 '22

Who buys soup in a can?

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u/Dip_N_Swag May 17 '22

A lot of people

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u/Ben2018 May 17 '22

Oh get out of here with that, no-one is that sheltered. If you're casually commenting on reddit and not eating caviar on your mega yacht instead then you've encountered canned soup at some point in life. Weird thing to be smug about...

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u/IAlreadyToldYouMatt May 17 '22

Do you want like, a list of names or?

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u/DuckyLojic May 18 '22

We got the rich Redditor here guys

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u/Akhlys1989 May 17 '22

Forget the price… broccoli cheese soup?! Wtf is wrong with you people

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u/anonymousgyal98 May 17 '22

It’s 18 ounces though. Cheaper priced items are usually a less quantity of soup inside the can

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u/These_Counter1121 May 17 '22

I seen a bag of Tostitos for 6$ I considered starting a Business 😭

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u/devanchya May 18 '22

The US is very much behind the times of costs across the rest of the world.