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Spam sales way up as household budgets tighten

Hormel Foods Corporation hard pressed to keep up with demand

AUSTIN, Minn. — The economy is in tatters and, for millions of people, the future is uncertain. But for some employees at the Hormel Foods Corporation plant here, times have never been better. They are working at a furious pace and piling up all the overtime they want.

The workers make Spam, perhaps the emblematic hard-times food in the American pantry.

Through war and recession, Americans have turned to the glistening canned product from Hormel as a way to save money while still putting something that resembles meat on the table. Now, in a sign of the times, it is happening again, and Hormel is cranking out as much Spam as its workers can produce.  More from the NYT


I admit it – I like Spam…  Spam with Velveeta on white bread…  Share your Spam recipes and experiences.  By the way, Wal Mart’s “Great Value” brand spam-like luncheon meat isn’t too bad, either.


November 15, 2008 - Posted by | economy, trucking | , , , , , , ,

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