MATTHEWS, N.C. — Rising prices for commodities like soybean oil could result in inflation of 5% to 6% for some supermarket items in the second half of the year, Fred Morganthall, president of Harris Teeter, said at a speech at North Carolina State University this week. According to the Charlotte Observer newspaper, Morganthall’s remarks to students at N.C. State’s Poole College of Management addressed how the chain adjusted to the economic downturn by analyzing data from its ...

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