We’ve made it through the first quarter but the post-holiday traditions of lead times getting back to normal and shipments running on time don’t seem to have come back yet. Will they ever? A strong economy is certainly a good thing but the increased demand on both ingredients and logistics to some serious food inflation.
You’ll see many of the California-based products are in the news. Almonds, raisins and walnuts have all shot up in price with a variety of issues reducing available inventory. Please pay attention to these commodities as well as vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate.