Market analysis

Grocery Price Index™

The Datasembly Grocery Price Index™ provides the broadest set of standard metrics for tracking and understanding pricing trends in the grocery industry.


Datasembly’s Grocery Price™ Index measures weekly changes in pricing for grocery products using data collected from over 130,000 stores and over 180 retail banners that span over 30,000 zip codes across the United States. The index leverages Datasembly’s unparalleled product data, which collects over two billion product prices daily, with hyper-locality that is second to none.

Insights From Datasembly

August had the smallest monthly uptick in prices we’ve seen in 2022 with a less than 0.01% increase overall.  This is a big change from July where prices went up 1.7% - the second largest monthly increase of the year.

National Overview

No category increased by more than 1%, and 5 categories actually decreased slightly.

  • Candy and Dairy | Eggs were the highest increase at 0.7%
  • Meat | Seafood dropped the most at -1.2%
  • Bakery, Baking, Deli, and Meal Solutions | Grains | Pasta also dropped slightly (-0.1%, -0.3%, -0.1%, -0.4%)

Urban vs. Rural

  • Overall increase in Large Central Metro areas and Rural Non-core areas were the same at 0.02%.
  • The largest difference by category was Meal Solutions | Grains | Pasta which went up 1.8% more in Large Central Metro areas and Snacks | Cookies which went 1.2% more in Rural Non-core areas.

The Power of Datasembly

Datasembly provides access to billions of grocery & retail pricing records from every store at hundreds of retailers. Our proprietary technology platform allows you to obtain (and share) hyperlocal pricing, promotions, and assortment insight. Gain the information your organization needs to make real-life business decisions quicker, smarter, and more efficiently