US retail prices of apples up 20% to 30% year-over-year because of diminished harvest, data shows; turkey prices expected to rise 5% to 10%, stuffing prices will increase 3% to 5%, pumpkin prices not expected to increase
October 21, 2012
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– According to price data compiled by the Massachusetts-based Dining Alliance, the retail price of apples in the U.S. are up 20% to 30% year-over-year because of a diminished harvest, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 18.
The retail prices for turkeys are expected to be 5% to 10% higher, while stuffing prices will rise 3% to 5%, the Dining Alliance said, adding that retail pumpkin prices aren't expected to rise because the 2012 crop wasn't badly damaged.
The primary source of this article is The Wall Street Journal, New York, New York, on Oct. 18, 2012.