Yes, there is a mess in the center store. At the same time that Kroger tells us that their prices to the consumer are going DOWN, manufacturers like Smucker’s, ConAgra, General Mills, and Hershey tell us that costs are going UP! Something has to give. Improving vehicle fill rate may be part of the answer. (Call me at (615) 791-0865 to learn more)
Oil traders tell us: "After 42 months, the U.S. crude surplus is finally gone” – which means oil prices will continue to hold firm or even rise to add to the need for a cleanup.