RISING FUEL COSTS CAUSE DISTORTIONS IN FOOD DISTRIBUTION

It looks like the other shoe has dropped, or, at least, is in motion. Or, to be more direct, the relentless increases in the price of fuel are finally starting to force an increase in the rate of inflation. The increase is unmistakable at the wholesale level, and undoubtedly will burst forth into consumer inflation.Let's take a look at what's happening to inflation, then see what it might mean to

It looks like the other shoe has dropped, or, at least, is in motion. Or, to be more direct, the relentless increases in the price of fuel are finally starting to force an increase in the rate of inflation. The increase is unmistakable at the wholesale level, and undoubtedly will burst forth into consumer inflation.

Let's take a look at what's happening to inflation, then see what it might mean to the food distribution business. The Labor Department said last week that wholesale price

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