Steve Hester, Chick-fil-A‚Äôs director of purchasing, receives weekly price sheets for lemons because the price of the fruit may sour quickly depending on forces of nature. He procures more than half a million cases of lemons a year for the Atlanta-based company‚Äôs popular lemonade, which operators make by squeezing lemons at each of the more than 1,400 locations.‚ÄúLately prices are not as high as they were compared to late spring, early summer,‚ÄĚ Hester says. ‚ÄúRight now it is pretty cyclical ...
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