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Inflation still pinching Clark County, but residents may feel some relief heading into summer months

Cost of groceries higher than a year ago, but easing; travel, recreation, eating out a mixed bag

By Sarah Wolf, Columbian staff writer
Published: June 18, 2024, 6:04am
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As we approach the summer cookout season, all eyes are on grocery prices. Food prices are higher than a year ago but have eased over the past couple months.
As we approach the summer cookout season, all eyes are on grocery prices. Food prices are higher than a year ago but have eased over the past couple months. (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files) Photo Gallery

Summer brings such joys as cookouts, trips, shopping and eating out with family and friends. How will prices for these summer treats compare with last year?

Statistics show it depends on which ones.

“Hopefully, the consumer will feel some relief as we head into the summer months for picnics and barbecues and family or church gatherings,” said Evan Sowers, president and CEO of the Riverview Trust Company, a financial planning subsidiary of Vancouver-based Riverview Bank.

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