Food prices set to rise as a result of weakened yen
Yomiuri -- Sep 02
Food and seasonings, such as jams and dressings, will become more expensive beginning with products shipped Monday.

The price increases are being attributed to increased import costs caused by rising prices of raw materials and the yen's weakness. They follow price hikes for mayonnaise and bread in July and precede a planned increase in prices of sake in October.

Kewpie Corp., Japan's biggest jam maker, plans to raise jam prices by 4 percent to 7 percent, with the first price hikes for strawberry and orange marmalade jams in 23 years.

Source: Yomiuri
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