Over the Moon

With beef prices on the rise, retailers and analysts take a look at strategies that helped meat departments offer value in 2008

Spring planting season has not yet begun for most of North America, but already, concerns about significant food price inflation are spreading. A combination of federal ethanol mandates, low inventories and other factors has sent the price of corn soaring.

For meat and poultry producers who rely on corn-based animal feeds, this is a problem reminiscent of 2008, when the economy was mired in recession and food prices experienced a sudden, severe spike, led partly by historically high c

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