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Wholesale food costs rose again in September after dipping in August, according to just-released federal statistics, indicating the restaurant industry’s margin pressures could persist at least in the near-term.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) pegged the increase in the Producer Price Index for ready-to-sell food at 1.2%, compared with a decline in August of 0.1%.The agency said the upswing was particularly sharp for fresh and dried vegetables, whose wholesale price soared by 15.7%. BLS noted that the wholesale prices of eggs and pork also rose, while the charges for processed chicken moderated. It clocked the rise in the wholesale price of eggs at 16.7%, which followed a 25% decline in August.
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