Unilever has made shampoos 22% cheaper, unit realisations by all retail lifestyle champions more realistic today with the rupee stronger and Sugar like all commodities will only rise higher. While derivative food and Fuel user industries will continue to face pressure in inputt costs, higher price realisations, exports and even supply side reform policy plans post Lokpal and Maha assembly polls will likely come to the fore apart from a nice and sweet 2011 for food producers thanks to the inflation, margins will be easily passed on to the consumer. Sadly though, one feels branded foods and even at commoditised consumption levels, there is an acute shortage of food producing facilities in this continent.
- Sugar import quotas keep sugar refineries on the tenterhooks (lookatvietnam.com)
- America’s Great Sugar War (food.change.org)
- DOJ, Unilever settle antirust issue in acquisition (seattlepi.com)
- Squeeze on families gets worse as food prices soar by 4.7 per cent (dailymail.co.uk)