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US Corn Farm Price Received 2012

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data by YCharts

According to YCharts, US Corn Farm Price Received is at a current level of 7.01 as of December 31, 2012. That's down from 7.02 in November. This represents a monthly annualized rate of price drop of -1.71%. The long term average annualized growth rate has been 4.94%.

U.S. & Canada Are Bright Spots of Foodservice Growth in Developed World

Consumer  Spending for Foodservice in Q3 2012
Q3 2012 versus Q3 2011 Foodservice Spending. Source: NPD Group Crest Survey

CHICAGO — The state of the global restaurant industry in this year's third calendar quarter was a reflection of each geography's economy, according to recent foodservice market research from The NPD Group.

Retail Sales Down 0.2% in May

Year over year change in retail and food sales, without gasoline sales

The U.S. Census Bureau announced retail sales declined by 0.2 percent in May compared to April.

Franchise Confidence Survey

One of the keys to making smart business decisions is to have a good grasp of the current situation, and some reasonably grounded expectation of the future.