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Bologna: lunch meat or economic indicator?

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One of the interesting things about being a food editor is all the press releases I get.  Some of them have absolutely nothing to do with my subject area, like that release on garage door openers (?) I got the other day.  But mostly they’re pretty relevent–a new kitchen product or a recent restaurant opening, for example–and sometimes they’re kind of funny.  Take this bologna sales release I got. Apparently the people at A&P supermarkets have noticed a huge upswing in bologna sales during tough ecomonic times, and they created this bologna meter to illustrate the trend.  Bologna sales are up 124% over the last five months (I guess it’s good to be Oscar Mayer these days). So though other ecomonic indicators might be starting to look hopeful, according to the bologna meter, we’re not out of the woods yet. Sorry, folks.


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  • unbaked2 | 07/10/2009

    Not so good to be Oscar Mayer today..may he rest in peace!

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    BasementBaker | 06/17/2009

    I heard a similar story on NPR about Spam. Did you get a spam-o-meter, too?

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