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Amid Tough Economic Times, Spam Sales Surge
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Amid Tough Economic Times, Spam Sales Surge

On Wednesday, The Chicago Tribune published an Associated Press column linking the returning popularity of Spam to rising food costs. The story noted that Spam sales were up 10.6% in the 12-week period ending May 3, compared to last year, according to data from Nielsen. An earlier AP story , which also cited Nielsen data, first spotted Spam’s resurgence. That story noted that consumers are turning to lunch meats and other lower-cost foods to extend their already stretched food budgets.

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