I don't know what you call gradual but beef, chicken and bacon costing 50 - 100% more than it did a year ago is not gradual in any way shape or form.It's in the news just now that grocers don't want to "spook" consumers, so the increase in prices are just gradual. They say to expect a real jump in prices in the new year.
Maybe instead of reading the "news" one ought to get out and see what is really happening.
As far as gas it's 50 - 75% higher than a year ago.
Thank you all you rinos for not voting for President DJT