Chicken is the grillable item, in Wright’s grocery store in Opelika at least, that has substantially declined in price over the past few months. Last year, his store, Wright’s Market, was selling a five-pound bag of chicken wings for $17.99; now it’s $6.99.
Pork isn’t bad, either. Chops are down to $1.79 a pound. But the cost of ground beef has gone up 20.7 percent since February 2020.
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