Keto coffee creams and other Keto beverages are now more expensive than they have ever been, thanks to the rising cost of ingredients.
It is unclear how much higher prices will go.
But, as a new report from Bloomberg Businessweek points out, the rise in prices is a sign of how fast food chains are losing market share to the big players.
For example, in the year through March 2017, the price of a 20-ounce cup of a Keto or other keto-friendly coffee bean rose nearly 200 percent.
The price of the same cup of an average American cup of joe rose almost 20 percent.
And the price per ounce of sugar in Keto products rose by more than 50 percent, to about $0.30.
As Bloomberg notes, the cost of these ingredients has soared by $7.4 billion in the last three years.
This comes despite the fact that many food manufacturers have tried to find ways to lower their costs.
And it isn’t just Keto drinks.
The Bloomberg report points out that a $1 cup of regular coffee has doubled in price over the past decade.
The cost of a gallon of water has gone up by a whopping 3,000 percent, with a 20 percent increase in the cost per gallon since 2010.
The report also notes that the price hike on regular coffee is not limited to the American market.
In 2016, Coca-Cola paid $8 billion to resolve a lawsuit that claimed it had illegally inflated the price on a drink.
So why do food companies pay so much for ingredients?
“It’s a business,” said Greg Stelzer, an economist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
“It’s an important business.”
Stelzer pointed to how many food companies have tried different ways to cut costs.
Many have invested in new technology and marketing strategies, like offering lower prices.
And some have tried using cheaper, less nutritious ingredients.
In the last decade, the food industry has invested more in the use of natural ingredients, like organic and organic-friendly fruits and vegetables, instead of chemicals.
But Stelz said that this doesn’t necessarily mean the industry will go out of business.
“A lot of companies are making a lot of money from the way they do business, but I don’t think the food and beverage industry is going to go out the way that many people think it’s going to,” he said.
If you are struggling to get by on $3.50 an hour, you’re not alone.
Many people have seen their paychecks shrink as a result of the rise of food prices.
According to a report from the nonprofit advocacy group Food for America, about 11 million people are struggling with food insecurity, or losing money each month on their bills.
The median income of a person living in food-insecure households has declined by more a quarter over the last four decades, to $36,800, according to the report.
According to the study, the number of Americans who are on food stamps has dropped by more half since 2009.
Stelz believes the rise is the result of an increase in consumer demand.
“When people are spending less money, they are less likely to buy more,” he explained.
“And that means that they are going to eat less and spend less.
And that is going, of course, to lead to a decline in prices.”
What is Keto?
Keto is a ketogenic diet that focuses on eating a diet that is low in fat, high in protein and low in carbohydrates.
Its proponents say that the diet can help people lose weight, improve metabolism and control blood sugar.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Keto last year.
The Food and Human Services Department recently approved it as a diet treatment.
But the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences has cautioned that Keto is still experimental and that there are many challenges that need to be addressed before Keto becomes the next big thing.
It’s unclear what effect the FDA approval will have on the industry.
Some say that a large portion of the industry may be ready to take advantage of the FDA’s approval and sell Keto to people already on the diet.
But some say that companies like Walmart and Trader Joe’s are already making a killing off the Keto diet.
Some food companies are also taking the fight to their competitors.
KFC, a fast food chain that has been around for decades, recently announced it was selling Keto food.
Ketogenic diets are popular with people looking to cut calories and keep their weight under control.
But there are some critics who say that there is no evidence that a diet like Keto has helped people lose fat or improve metabolism.
“The truth is, I’m not sure what the data say,” said Dr. Richard B. Smith, the chairman of the board of the American Dietetic Association.