food costs


Why does popcorn at the movies cost so much?

Aug 4, 2014
Hint: Movie theaters don’t make much money from movies. Movie studios do.
Posted In: movies, food costs, Food, tickets, popcorn

Financial Feud: Roommates share food vs. Eat alone

Jun 27, 2013
Marketplace Money listener Qian is in a fight with his roommates. He wants to save money by sharing food and splitting costs. They want to buy their own groceries. Who's right? Hear from our experts.
Posted In: food costs

Financial Feud: Bagged lunch vs. Lunch out

Jun 27, 2013
Matt and his wife constantly argue over lunch. He likes to eat out with coworkers. She wants him to brown bag it and save money. Who's right? See what our experts say and weigh in.
Posted In: food costs, working lunch

Financial Feud: Tipping vs. Stiffing for bad service

Jun 27, 2013
Have you ever stiffed a waiter for bad service, or do you think they deserve a tip no matter what? Weigh in and help a listener named Briana resolve the spat she had with her husband.
Posted In: tipping, food costs

Financial Feud: Buy organics vs. Be frugal

Jun 27, 2013
What do you think of organic groceries? Worth paying more for or a waste of money? Our experts offer advice to a listener from Atlanta, Georgia. See what they say and tell us whose side you're on.
Posted In: food costs, organics

Financial Feud: Grocery Cost vs. Quality

Jun 25, 2013
Do you think quality groceries are worth the extra cost or a waste of money? A listener named Maura has been debating the issue with her husband. See what our experts say and weigh in.
Posted In: groceries, food costs

Sandy's damage extends south, to Haiti

Nov 6, 2012
Before Sandy hit New York, New Jersey, and the United States, it made its way through the Caribbean. Haiti received some of the worst damage -- More than 10,000 Haitian houses were destroyed.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters, Haiti, food costs

Rising milk prices affect foods from pizza to nachos

Oct 10, 2012
Many dairy farmers culled their herds because of high feed prices caused by the drought, reducing the supply of milk. Price increases will flow through many food products beyond a carton of milk.
Posted In: milk, cheese, cows, dairy, food costs

Drought severely diminished U.S. crop supply

Oct 10, 2012
After this summer's drought, nobody expected good news from this morning's USDA crop report.
Posted In: drought, USDA, food costs

U.S. drought could have global impact on food prices

Jul 20, 2012
As one of the world's biggest agricultural exporter, the drought in the U.S. could impact food prices worldwide. In recent years, high food prices have initiated destabilization of the Middle East as well as Haiti.
Posted In: drought, wheat prices, food costs