U.S. Shoppers Still Loading Up on Organics Despite Rising Sticker Shock

Amid unprecedented costs for commodities and fuel, organic food prices spiked as much as 25% on retail shelves between April 2007 and April 2008, reflecting a supply crunch that is hitting companies in nearly every food category and at every point in the distribution chain. “This is, without a doubt, the most dynamic and volatile period I've seen in my 25 years in the business,” said Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Londonderry, New Hampshire-based Stonyfield Farm, a leading organic yogurt

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