As national prices rise, local small business shines light on affordability and sustainability

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn — If you’ve felt like prices on everyday items have gone up over the past year, you’re not wrong.  A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics said there has been a 5 percent inflation on items over the past 12 months.

That’s the largest increase since 2008.

Nationwide, things are in short supply. Lumber, ketchup packets and chlorine are just some of the things consumers are having a hard time finding. If you’re lucky enough to find what you need, chances are it’s more expensive.

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