Toilet paper, diapers to get more expensive

March 17, 2011 at 6:58 PM ET

The cost of doing your business is about to rise.

Citing rising raw material and energy costs, Kimberly-Clark said Thursday it is raising prices on diapers and toilet paper by as much as 7 percent. The cost increases will be phased in over the summer, so stock up now.

Brands affected by the increases include Cottonelle and Scott bathroom tissue, Huggies baby wipes and diapers, and Pull-Ups and GoodNites training diapers. Price changes vary by brand and pack size.

Are you starting to notice rising prices when you shop? You aren't imagining things. Americans paid more for food and energy in February, new data show. But outside those volatile categories, inflation overal was tame, the government said Thursday.