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Wall Street Equity Research

January 11, 2011 08:24 ET

Analyst Study on Dole Food Company Inc. and HJ Heinz Co. -- Food-Major Diversified Sector Hit by Rising Commodities Prices

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The Food-Major Diversified sector which includes players like Dole Food Company Inc. and HJ Heinz Co. has been hamstrung lately by a large uptick in food commodity prices. Prices are up due to tight supplies, especially in grains. Poor weather around the globe, especially in Russia, South America, and the United States has resulted in depleted stocks of corn, wheat, coffee, and sugar. Consequently, prices have skyrocketed and are impinging on many companies' margins. Investors can register today at or to download the full reports on Dole Food Company Inc. and HJ Heinz Co. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on food - major diversified industry; traders looking for analysis on Dole Food Company Inc., HJ Heinz Co. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

While a normal growing season could help normalize the market, it does not look like there would be any drastic movement in prices in the near future. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting companies in the food - major diversified industry.

With high prices straining margins, food companies are struggling to pass price increases along to consumers who have grown accustomed to lower price points during the recession. While the trend during the recovery for frugal consumers to eat at home and pack their lunches continuing to help volumes, companies are also feeling the effects of extreme competition from stores and economy brands. In response, some companies have been making acquisitions to expand their offerings in lower price categories to help shield their business from this downward trend.

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