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Rising Prices for Coffee, Cotton and Cocoa

A Wall Street Journal article (January 22, 2011) describes rising prices for commodities such as coffee, cotton and cocoa. Reasons for this estimated price increase, as reflected by rising prices of futures, are global. ¬†Significant rainfall in Colombia is expected … Continue reading

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Reducing Material usage to compensate for rising commodity prices

An article in the Financial Times (Page 11, Dec8,2010) discusses the impact of commodity price increases – prices of cotton, copper, agricultural inputs.¬† It summarizes several options – forward buying of commodities, reducing costs by changing formulations, changing processes, substituting … Continue reading

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