Natural Product Industry Battles Price Inflation

ANAHEIM, Calif. While growth in the natural and organic product sector shows no signs of abating, suppliers and retailers of these products are beginning to feel the same upward pricing pressures as their mainstream counterparts. In 2011, the Consumer Price Index for both food-at-home and food-away-from-home is projected to increase 3% to 4%, stemming from higher food commodity prices and energy prices,

ANAHEIM, Calif. — While growth in the natural and organic product sector shows no signs of abating, suppliers and retailers of these products are beginning to feel the same upward pricing pressures as their mainstream counterparts.

In 2011, the Consumer Price Index for both food-at-home and food-away-from-home is projected to increase 3% to 4%, stemming from higher food commodity prices and energy prices, as well as strengthening global food demand, according to the U.S. Depart

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