Bracing for possible recession, consumers continue seeking value for essential purchases

Pam Mehnert
Pam Mehnert, general manager of Outpost Natural Foods. Credit: Andrew Feller

Last updated on January 23rd, 2023 at 01:23 pmThe latest Consumer Price Index report is a welcome sign of slowing inflation following a year marked by record-high prices. Still, with annual inflation at 6.5% in December – and fears of an impending recession on the minds of many – consumers continue to feel the pinch

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Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.

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