Sticky fingers. Sticky floors. But "sticky" prices? They apparently aren't as easy to clean up.
I saw this article today, which points out the good news about the price of oil going down, but mainly talks about the bad news--the food prices won't be coming down as quickly, if they come down at all. According to the article, "You can blame "sticky" prices. That's what analysts call it when companies slap higher prices on products and keep them there even though the rationale for the price hikes - such as soaring oil prices - is gone."
If you read the article in its entirety, there is interesting information about how one of the only ways that prices go down is when companies compete with each other, which it would seem hasn't been happening lately. Deflation, also mentioned, apparently occurs when the economy gets worse and demand falls, so that wouldn't be a cheerful way to "unstick" the prices--I think I'll root for good old-fashioned price wars.
In terms of food storage, I'm just going to go on slow and steady and then zoom in on the occasional price break--they do happen, but sometimes if you blink you will miss them.
Hey, this post may be short and (not so) sweet, but at least it's not sticky... :)