ESCALATING GAS PRICES BURN RETAILERS AT BOTH ENDS

Rising fuel prices are threatening to clog the economy's engine and are forcing some food distributors to adjust their marketing strategies and delivery operations, industry executives told SN last week.Although earlier this year some supermarket operators reported that consumers had perhaps adjusted to high gas prices, this summer prices have spiked to the highest they have been in 20 years, when

Rising fuel prices are threatening to clog the economy's engine and are forcing some food distributors to adjust their marketing strategies and delivery operations, industry executives told SN last week.

Although earlier this year some supermarket operators reported that consumers had perhaps adjusted to high gas prices, this summer prices have spiked to the highest they have been in 20 years, when adjusted for inflation, according to the Energy Information Administration.

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