I don't know if it is because they are feeling the pinch or if they are pushing their high margin products, but lately the loss leaders at my local grocery chains have been for store brand products. I've also noticed more store brands on the shelves, and some of my favorite name brands are missing. Even Walmart seems to be following this pattern.
I haven't read or heard anyone else talking about this, so it may be fairly local. What about stores in your areas? Are there more store brands this year?
Until next time, may you have blessings and a stocked pantry,