Food Business News - Apr 29, 2008 - (Page 1)

FoodBusinessNews ® April 29, 2008 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Dairy drives Nestle Q1 sales 12 Court halts Tyson ad campaign 17 What is a natural sweetener? 41 MARKET WATCH Record high energy prices per gallon $3.508 per gallon $4.143 per barrel $119.90 Crude oil Diesel fuel Gasoline Energy prices climb to new record highs. F or longer than a year, ingredient buyers have grappled with relentlessly difficult market conditions. Record high commodity costs and jaw rattling volatility have added a degree of uncertainty into the food processing industry beyond the experience of most executives. Indeed, in the wake of the generally benign markets prevailing through the late 1980s, the 1990s and early in this decade, even the most seasoned purchasing executives have awoken to an utterly alien commodity environment. As higher costs have been Continued on Page 26

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Food Business News - Apr 29, 2008