HIGH PRICES MIGHT SOUR CONSUMERS ON HONEY

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Honey prices have increased significantly on store shelves due to problems with supply from overseas, said a spokesman for Food Lion here."We're concerned that a huge amount of people will stop buying honey," said Jim Powell, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Sue Honey Association, Sioux City, Iowa, makers of Sue Bee brand honey, and one of Food Lion's suppliers.The

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Honey prices have increased significantly on store shelves due to problems with supply from overseas, said a spokesman for Food Lion here.

"We're concerned that a huge amount of people will stop buying honey," said Jim Powell, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Sue Honey Association, Sioux City, Iowa, makers of Sue Bee brand honey, and one of Food Lion's suppliers.

The loss of 400 million pounds of honey from the worldwide market after an ill

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