Well, we have been hoping the dollar would gain some strength for the last three months. We have seen our prices increase around 30-35% without raising our prices at the retail level. At the same time shipping costs have been increasing despite the fact the shippers costs are down.
I realize this is a terrible time, but it now seems unavoidable, we are simply going to have to raise prices. The only thing I can suggest for all of us is to consider taking advantage of the larger quantity packaging which should be more than enough to offset the price increases.
I will promise you that should we see the dollar improve we will again lower prices.