First-quarter records mild inflation increase over '05

Thienpont, Chuck
April 2006
FoodService Director;4/15/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p20
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the inflation increase in the U.S. produce market in the first quarter of 2006. The year-to-date first-quarter FSD Market Basket Index is at 9418.34, up 1.62% from last year, while the monthly index is down 0.03% from 2005. Fresh vegetable prices helped fuel the increase, jumping 11.77% from last year on a year-to-date basis, the produce index is down 2.13% from last month's levels.


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