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Published March 16, 2009, 04:59 AM

FOOD FIGHT: Grocers want lower prices, but food makers say they're still eating record costs

Retailers, who begrudgingly went along when food makers pushed up prices to recoup record-high costs, are flexing newfound muscle and demanding price cuts to match the recent steep retreat in ingredient costs. Food makers are resisting, saying the uncertain economy and volatile costs make price cuts unwise. But retailers aren't backing down.

By: Emily Fredrix and Sarah Skidmore, Associated Press

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