NEW YORK -- Like their diet-crazy shoppers, retailers have decided to consume more beef -- but they're eating price in an effort to minimize sticker shock at the meat case. Retailers are spending more for beef, but to remain competitive, have absorbed some of the extra cost, operators told SN. "The retails are not keeping pace with the cost of the product," said John Bocke, perishables buyer for Niemann Foods, Quincy, Ill. Bocke observed that consumers are spending from 10% to 15% more for ...
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