ICE CREAM PRICES MAY RISE AS BUTTER PRODUCTION SLIDES

WASHINGTON -- Supermarket ice cream sales this summer may be affected by a national butter shortage.Ice cream prices weren't affected through April, but for the 4-week period ended May 23, 1998, there was a 1.8% decrease in gallon volume in ice cream in supermarkets, as reported by ACNeilsen, said Susan Kjellqvist, market research manager for the International Ice Cream Association here."Decreases

WASHINGTON -- Supermarket ice cream sales this summer may be affected by a national butter shortage.

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