Supermarkets and distributors are pushing back higher prices from food manufacturers, as escalating inflation prompts many consumers to rethink their spending.
Kroger The company and other grocery chains said they were asking brands to demonstrate why higher prices were necessary before accepting, and warned manufacturers they would stop selling products if they did. Food companies do not negotiate prices. Some companies say they are turning to new meat suppliers with cheaper products, and are delaying price changes for items such as canned goods.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facing-inflation-weary-shoppers-grocers-fight-price-increases-11653998403?mod=pls_whats_news_us_business_f Facing Inflation-Weary Shoppers, Grocers Fight Price Increases