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  1. #1
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Spam Sales Strong

    Watching this recession has been interesting. A few food items (and many
    non food related items) are selling strong. Hormel foods posted a 6%
    increase the first quarter in it's food sales divisions.

    http://www.kmov.com/topstories/stori...tional-090516-
    recession.de68aaa.html

    or
    http://tinyurl.com/qfleo4

    Excerpts:

    "Sales of chocolate and running shoes are up. Wine drinkers haven't
    stopped sipping; they just seem to be choosing cheaper vintages."

    "Strong sales of Spam, Dinty Moore stew and chili helped Hormel Foods
    Corp. post a 6 percent increase in first quarter sales in its grocery
    products unit."

    "The number of home vegetable gardens is predicted to jump more than 40
    percent this year, compared with two years ago, according to the National
    Gardening Association.

    "Sales of vegetable seeds such as green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers,
    squash and lettuce climbed 30 percent as of March at W. Atlee Burpee, a
    large seed company in Warminster, Pa. It organized a basic training
    course called "root camp" for hundreds of would-be gardeners this month
    outside Philadelphia."

    "Profits in the first three months of 2009 at Hershey Co., the nation's
    second-largest candy maker, surged 20 percent and beat Wall Street's
    expectations. Kraft Foods Inc. reported double-digit growth in macaroni
    and cheese dinners -- the consummate comfort food."

    Oh, condom and lipstick sales are up also ;-)

    Michael
    --
    “Always tell the truth - it's the easiest thing to remember”
    ~ American Playwright David Mamet

    You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  2. #2
    Christopher Helms Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    On May 17, 8:19*am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don't...@donttell.huh> wrote:
    > Watching this recession has been interesting. *A few food items (and many
    > non food related items) are selling strong. *Hormel foods posted a 6%
    > increase the first quarter in it's food sales divisions.
    >
    > http://www.kmov.com/topstories/stori...tional-090516-
    > recession.de68aaa.html
    >
    > orhttp://tinyurl.com/qfleo4
    >
    > Excerpts:
    >
    > "Sales of chocolate and running shoes are up. Wine drinkers haven't
    > stopped sipping; they just seem to be choosing cheaper vintages."
    >
    > "Strong sales of Spam, Dinty Moore stew and chili helped Hormel Foods
    > Corp. post a 6 percent increase in first quarter sales in its grocery
    > products unit."
    >
    > "The number of home vegetable gardens is predicted to jump more than 40
    > percent this year, compared with two years ago, according to the National
    > Gardening Association.
    >
    > "Sales of vegetable seeds such as green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers,
    > squash and lettuce climbed 30 percent as of March at W. Atlee Burpee, a
    > large seed company in Warminster, Pa. It organized a basic training
    > course called "root camp" for hundreds of would-be gardeners this month
    > outside Philadelphia."
    >
    > "Profits in the first three months of 2009 at Hershey Co., the nation's
    > second-largest candy maker, surged 20 percent and beat Wall Street's
    > expectations. Kraft Foods Inc. reported double-digit growth in macaroni
    > and cheese dinners -- the consummate comfort food."



    I guess robust sales of Spam, Kraft mac & cheese and Dinty Moore stew
    must be some of those "green shoots" we keep hearing about. Dollar
    General and McDonalds are doing well too.

  3. #3
    Mack A. Damia Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    On 17 May 2009 13:19:41 GMT, "Michael \"Dog3\""
    <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    >Watching this recession has been interesting. A few food items (and many
    >non food related items) are selling strong. Hormel foods posted a 6%
    >increase the first quarter in it's food sales divisions.


    >"Sales of chocolate........"
    >"Strong sales of Spam, ....."


    Chocolate SPAM Pancakes

    Ingredients:
    1 (12-ounce) can SPAM
    2 cups pancake mix
    2 cups milk
    2 tablespoons cooking oil
    4 tablespoons sugar
    4 tablespoons cocoa
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1½ teaspoon cinnamon
    2 eggs

    Cooking Directions:

    Chop SPAM into small chunks.
    In a separate bowl, mix pancake mix, cocoa, sugar and cinnamon.
    Add milk, eggs, vanilla and oil to bowl.
    Blend mixture very well, then add the SPAM.
    Spray griddle with non-stick cooking spray and heat on medium.
    Use a cup or soup ladle to pour about ½ cup of the mixture onto the
    griddle.
    Cook these pancakes as you would regular pancakes.
    Use your favorite syrup or jelly. They are also great by themselves.
    Mixture should make 8 to 10 pancakes.
    --
    mad

  4. #4
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    On 17 May 2009 13:19:41 GMT, Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    >
    > Oh, condom and lipstick sales are up also ;-)
    >
    > Michael


    i can never get the lipstick to go on the condom without smearing.

    your pal,
    blake

  5. #5
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    On 17 May 2009 13:19:41 GMT, Michael "Dog3" wrote:

    > Oh, condom and lipstick sales are up also ;-)


    Are they predicting a rainy spring/summer?

    -sw

  6. #6
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    On Sun, 17 May 2009 06:54:36 -0700 (PDT), Christopher Helms wrote:

    > I guess robust sales of Spam, Kraft mac & cheese and Dinty Moore stew
    > must be some of those "green shoots" we keep hearing about. Dollar
    > General and McDonalds are doing well too.


    This month's issue of "Reataurant Buisiness" has ads for both Dinty
    Moore stew and Kraft Mac & Cheese Blue Box.

    -sw

  7. #7
    =?iso-8859-1?B?VEZNrg==?= Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong



    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:n2j46nt9kuco$.[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 17 May 2009 06:54:36 -0700 (PDT), Christopher Helms wrote:
    >
    >> I guess robust sales of Spam, Kraft mac & cheese and Dinty Moore stew
    >> must be some of those "green shoots" we keep hearing about. Dollar
    >> General and McDonalds are doing well too.

    >
    > This month's issue of "Reataurant Buisiness" has ads for both Dinty
    > Moore stew and Kraft Mac & Cheese Blue Box.



    Is that a magazine for retards, or have you been drinking again?

    LOLZ!!!!!!!one,
    TFM®


  8. #8
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong


    "Michael "Dog3"" <don'[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Watching this recession has been interesting. A few food items (and many
    > non food related items) are selling strong. Hormel foods posted a 6%
    > increase the first quarter in it's food sales divisions.
    >
    > http://www.kmov.com/topstories/stori...tional-090516-
    > recession.de68aaa.html
    >
    > or
    > http://tinyurl.com/qfleo4
    >
    > Excerpts:
    >
    > "Sales of chocolate and running shoes are up. Wine drinkers haven't
    > stopped sipping; they just seem to be choosing cheaper vintages."
    >
    > "Strong sales of Spam, Dinty Moore stew and chili helped Hormel Foods
    > Corp. post a 6 percent increase in first quarter sales in its grocery
    > products unit."
    >
    > "The number of home vegetable gardens is predicted to jump more than 40
    > percent this year, compared with two years ago, according to the National
    > Gardening Association.
    >
    > "Sales of vegetable seeds such as green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers,
    > squash and lettuce climbed 30 percent as of March at W. Atlee Burpee, a
    > large seed company in Warminster, Pa. It organized a basic training
    > course called "root camp" for hundreds of would-be gardeners this month
    > outside Philadelphia."
    >
    > "Profits in the first three months of 2009 at Hershey Co., the nation's
    > second-largest candy maker, surged 20 percent and beat Wall Street's
    > expectations. Kraft Foods Inc. reported double-digit growth in macaroni
    > and cheese dinners -- the consummate comfort food."
    >
    > Oh, condom and lipstick sales are up also ;-)
    >
    >


    SPAM is a great product, a tasty inexpensive source of protein with no
    waste, never spoils and as far as I know in all it's hundred year history
    there has never been a recall. When you're hungry but don't feel like doing
    more than frying eggs or heating up a can of beans for lunch a can of SPAM
    will make it a special occasion.

    Home vegetable gardens don't save money on produce (newbie gardeners will
    soon discover this fact), they actually increase produce costs by some
    200%... but if folks need inexpensive entertainment, a pleasant educational
    hobby that gets them outdoors away from the pc/tv couch potato life, and
    offers wonderful exercise that is far less expensive then joining a gym and
    far less boring than jogging, then by all means.

    SPAM and growing veggies is actually a good culinary marriage... Kale is
    easy to grow, even a newbie can... and goes very well with a can of diced
    SPAM. Grilled eggplant, zuchinni, peppers, onions, and slices of grilled
    SPAM on a bun is mightly tasty, and easy. There are probably more ideas for
    cooking with SPAM than any other ingredient.






  9. #9
    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong


    "Michael "Dog3"" <don'[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Watching this recession has been interesting. A few food items (and many
    > non food related items) are selling strong. Hormel foods posted a 6%
    > increase the first quarter in it's food sales divisions.
    >
    >snip


    >
    > Oh, condom and lipstick sales are up also ;-)
    >
    > Michael
    > --
    > "Always tell the truth - it's the easiest thing to remember"
    > ~ American Playwright David Mamet
    >
    > You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com




    Ah, the re-introduction of that game learned by young (and not so young)
    ladies during the depression and resurrected occassionally during WWII and
    other times when money was tight......called 'Dating for Dinner'.
    -ginny



  10. #10
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    On Sun, 17 May 2009 12:32:56 -0400, TFM® wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:n2j46nt9kuco$.[email protected]..
    >> On Sun, 17 May 2009 06:54:36 -0700 (PDT), Christopher Helms wrote:
    >>
    >>> I guess robust sales of Spam, Kraft mac & cheese and Dinty Moore stew
    >>> must be some of those "green shoots" we keep hearing about. Dollar
    >>> General and McDonalds are doing well too.

    >>
    >> This month's issue of "Reataurant Buisiness" has ads for both Dinty
    >> Moore stew and Kraft Mac & Cheese Blue Box.

    >
    > Is that a magazine for retards, or have you been drinking again?


    <yawn>. I had just just woken up. Deal with it, OK?

    Why do the drunks always need to project onto others to lessen the
    guilt they place on themseleves?

    -sw

  11. #11
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    On Sun, 17 May 2009 16:48:16 GMT, brooklyn1 wrote:

    > SPAM is a great product, a tasty inexpensive source of protein with no
    > waste, never spoils and as far as I know in all it's hundred year history
    > there has never been a recall.


    You could have looked it up:

    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oa/recalls/.../rnr005-98.htm

    -sw

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    =?iso-8859-1?B?VEZNrg==?= Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Why do the drunks always need to project onto others to lessen the
    > guilt they place on themseleves?



    I give up. Good question though. Work on it and get back with me when you
    have an answer.

    TFM®


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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

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    On May 17, 10:25*am, blake murphy <blakepmNOTT...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > On 17 May 2009 13:19:41 GMT, Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Oh, condom and lipstick sales are up also ;-)

    >
    > > Michael

    >
    > i can never get the lipstick to go on the condom without smearing.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake



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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    On May 17, 10:25*am, blake murphy <blakepmNOTT...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > On 17 May 2009 13:19:41 GMT, Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Oh, condom and lipstick sales are up also ;-)

    >
    > > Michael

    >
    > i can never get the lipstick to go on the condom without smearing.


    If the lipstick doesn't smear, you're not doing it right.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake


    --Bryan

  15. #15
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > Why do the drunks always need to project onto others to lessen the
    > guilt they place on themseleves?


    You're providing a useful public service for us^H^H them.

  16. #16
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    Michael \"Dog3\" wrote:
    >
    > Oh, condom and lipstick sales are up also ;-)


    Wait until the statistics from next quarter are
    released, when the impact of Craig's List policy
    changes kick in.

    http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/news_wt...s_200905131035

  17. #17
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    On May 17, 8:19*am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don't...@donttell.huh> wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Strong sales of Spam, Dinty Moore stew and chili helped Hormel Foods
    > Corp. post a 6 percent increase in first quarter sales in its grocery
    > products unit."


    Hormel brand chili is one of the worst ones out there.
    For canned chili, it's Chili Man Lean Beef variety or nothing.

    Even that needs some added meat.
    >
    > Michael


    --Bryan

  18. #18
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong


    Michael "Dog3" wrote:

    [...]


    > Oh, condom and lipstick sales are up also ;-)



    Even in these dreary times I can afford to decorate my Trojan Magnum XXXL
    condoms with that tube of Jungle Red, dahling...

    ;-p


    --
    Best
    Greg




  19. #19
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 17 May 2009 16:48:16 GMT, brooklyn1 wrote:
    >
    >> SPAM is a great product, a tasty inexpensive source of protein with no
    >> waste, never spoils and as far as I know in all it's hundred year history
    >> there has never been a recall.

    >
    > You could have looked it up:
    >
    > http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oa/recalls/.../rnr005-98.htm
    >
    > -sw



    Except the site says "Food Service on Island of Oahu, Hawaii". And he's in
    NY. They eat a hell of a lot of Spam in Hawaii, I have no idea why.

    Jill


  20. #20
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Spam Sales Strong

    On Sun, 17 May 2009 18:48:41 -0400, jmcquown wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On Sun, 17 May 2009 16:48:16 GMT, brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>
    >>> SPAM is a great product, a tasty inexpensive source of protein with no
    >>> waste, never spoils and as far as I know in all it's hundred year history
    >>> there has never been a recall.

    >>
    >> You could have looked it up:
    >>
    >> http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oa/recalls/.../rnr005-98.htm

    >
    > Except the site says "Food Service on Island of Oahu, Hawaii". And he's in
    > NY.


    And what the **** does *that* have to do with anything, you ditsy
    dumbass? The fact is that it was recalled. It was made on the
    mainland, and it doesn't really matter where the hell it was
    shipped. The fact is that it was recalled. Period.

    -sw

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