HURRICANES CAUSE PRODUCE PRICE HIKES

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Wholesale tomato prices have more than doubled, fresh grapefruit prices are likely to do the same, and produce buyers are facing disrupted supplies of these and other items as a result of Florida's recent spate of hurricanes. Growers and produce buyers agreed supply may not return to normal until early 2005.Some retailers have taken a proactive approach to letting customers know

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Wholesale tomato prices have more than doubled, fresh grapefruit prices are likely to do the same, and produce buyers are facing disrupted supplies of these and other items as a result of Florida's recent spate of hurricanes. Growers and produce buyers agreed supply may not return to normal until early 2005.

Some retailers have taken a proactive approach to letting customers know why they're seeing higher prices in the aisles.

"There are lots of things bei

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