In this weekly Commodities Watch column, John T. Barone, president and commodities analyst for Market Vision Inc., offers a snapshot of the state of commodities for restaurants. As the year winds down, two commodities should be watched closely as potential long-term contracting opportunities. The first is coffee. Brazil got enough rain to avert most drought-related damage, ensuring a record large crop. Coffee futures plummeted from highs of $1.83 on Oct. 3, to just under $1.40 last ...
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