Those in industry report different outlooks for volume but agree prices are secure.
“Our volumes increase each year due to planned increases and constantly improving growing techniques,” Walsh said.
There has been a decrease in sales per client of about 5%, Penalosa said. As a company, though, Infinite Herbs has more clients.
“Prices are under immense scrutiny. Everyone is doing everything they can to make sure the bottom line is protected. Fuel and petroleum based costs are still causing operating cost to continue to rise,” Walsh said.
Penalosa and Henning noted prices are stable.