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Orange-Juice Prices Soar With Americans Seeking Immunity Boost

  • U.S. retail sales hit highest since 2015 in period to April 11
  • Citrus is being snapped up for its vitamin C content

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Orange juice prices are soaring, making it this year’s best-performing commodity, as Americans load up on the beverage in an effort to boost their immune systems.

Futures traded in New York are up about 27% in 2020, reaching the highest in more than a year on Monday. U.S. retail sales in the four-week period ending April 11 increased 46% from a year earlier to 44 million gallons, the most since January 2015, according to the Florida Department of Citrus, which cited data from Nielsen.