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Iced Tea: Are Prices Warming Up?

Iced tea has long been a favorite summer drink during the long hot summer. In fact, 85% of all tea consumed within the US is iced. As we approach the summer season, let’s turn our attention to tea and explore what has been happening in the major producing regions.

Commodity Price Management at BorgWarner (Part 2) — Going Deep in Profit Risk Mitigation and Improvement [Plus+]

In a Supply Chain Management Review article I penned last year, I talked about some research I had done regarding the integration (or lack thereof) of input cost planning and forecasting to the business plan (including the impact on profit). The figure below shows that 39% of procurement organizations perceive that they do a decent job at mitigating price inflation, but less than a third have an integrated cross-functional process for doing so, and only a fourth of firms use centers of excellence, specialized analytics, and third-party services to help them anticipate future input costs.

Rice: Tiger Cub Roars, US Buys More

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Jade Savage, of Mintec. Over the past year, the price of rice has risen considerably in the tiger […]

The Sting in Honey Prices

Spend Matters welcomes another guest post from Abigail Green of Mintec. US honey prices have been rising steadily and significantly over the past couple of […]

Hot Commodities, The Valentine’s Day Edition

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Abigail Green, at Mintec. William Shakespeare once wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on,” linking […]

US Chicken Wing Prices Flying High

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Nick Smith, at Mintec. Super Bowl weekend is a huge event not only in the American sporting calendar […]

Fewer Anchovies Lead to More Expensive Salmon

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Mark Kozlowski, at Mintec. When it comes to seafood consumption, the US is second only to China, consuming over […]

Ethanol vs. Corn: Weathering Hot Conditions

Spend Matters welcomes a guest post from Nick Peksa, at Mintec Ltd. On the December 3, 2012, the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX or […]