Comment: The challenges and opportunities of commodity prices
Commodity price spikes have again made headlines, hitting new "record" levels this year and leaving food manufacturers to grapple with rising input costs while consumers face inflated retail prices. The increasing cost of commodities such as cocoa, grains and sugar does not look set to be a short-lived phenomenon with growth in demand outstripping supply. However, Katy Humphries suggests, this changing dynamic presents food makers with opportunities as well as challenges.
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