An Update to the Index of Prices Paid by Growers

Charlie Hall March 18 2020

In an age of tight margins, it is essential for firms to have full and accurate information about inflationary trends so that they can better understand the cost of operating their business for managerial decision-making such as SKU rationalization, customer profitability analyses, and determining the need for price increases. The use of the standard Producers Price Index (PPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) for this purpose is insufficient because wholesale growers purchase different goods and services from those used for calculating these indexes. The National Agricultur...

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