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Producer costs climb — and smaller-enterprise optimism sinks

With spiraling costs weighing on Principal Road, more mother-and-pop corporations are producing the tough final decision to move their charge increases along to prospects, even as they fret that clients will defect to major retail chains exactly where they can come across lower rates.

Sarah Piepenburg, the operator of Vinaigrette, a specialty olive oil and vinegar retailer in Minneapolis, expressed

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