Are online deal sites jacking up normal prices to make their offers more attractive?
Flowing Data lays out Consumer Price Index data to explore how prices have increased from March 2010 to March 2011.
"Except for fuel costs, U.S. consumers haven't seen much in the way of inflation for almost a decade, so a broad-based increase in prices will be unprecedented in recent memory."
The search engine giant is creating an alternative inflation index using web shopping data.
Certain global factors affect food prices across the world, and experts think the prices will continue to rise.