A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 07, 2013
Foodflation (food + inflation)

“Food-flation” or “foodflation” (food + inflation) describes the increased price of food over the general inflation level. “The fuel crisis gassed the prices and made the easing of foodflation appear a distant mirage” was cited in print in November 1973. The term “foodflation” quickly became popular by the mid-1970s and early 1980s, when general inflation rates in the United States were unusually high.
Wiktionary: foodflation
Blend of food and inflation.
(usually uncountable; plural foodflations)
1. The continuous rise in the price of food which is higher than the general inflation level.
26 November 1973, The Hawk Eye (Burlington, IA), “To cast a spell” (editorial), pg. 4, col. 2:
The fuel crisis gassed the prices and made the easing of foodflation appear a distant mirage—something not really important when the price of heat and transportation is moving inexorably beyond the consumer class.
8 December 1975,The Hawk Eye (Burlington, IA), pg. 2, col. 1:
Foodflation around globe
WASHINGTON (UPI)—Food price inflation for American consumers during the year ending Sept. 30 was slower than in all but two of a total of 15 countries checked in a survey, the Agriculture Department says.

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21 January 1978, The Financial Post, “Dominion move shape of food prices to come?” by Deborah Dowling, pg. 21, col. 3:
Food flation
While experts are predicting a cooling off of foodflation, this year’s average increase could easily be 8%-10%—so any help from warring supermarkets would be greatly appreciated.
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1 April 1978, The Financial Post, “Try harder on inflation” (editorial), pg. 6, col. 2:
Food-flation is the issue that most of its constituency is concerned with.
23 February 1980, Boston (MA) Herald American, pg. B4, col. 5:
Although “food-flation” for 1980 is projected at 8.7 percent, the lowest since 1977, food prices are expected to rise steadily over the next few months.
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1 July 1981, Lewiston (ME) Journal, pg. 20, col. 1:
Fighting food-flation
Fight, fight, fight skyrocketing food prices by taking a tip or two from the current Family Circle magazine giving ways to fight food-flation.
Recession Proof Living
The Coming Foodflation
I’ve been warning my friends for months that inflation is coming.  I’ve certainly posted it on facebook more than once.  Now it’s starting to hit the headlines.  For example, Read this article from the Financial Times that I found on Drudge this morning.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Food Flation
It’s obvious to anyone that food prices (commodities in general) have been going through the roof in the last year.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, March 07, 2013 • Permalink

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