Spam: Sales rise as consumers trim food costs

Sales of Spam — that much maligned meat — are rising as consumers are turning more to lunch meats and other lower-cost foods to extend their already stretched food budgets.

Spam’s maker, Hormel Foods Corp., reported last week that it saw strong sales of Spam in the second quarter, helping push up its profits 14 percent. According to sales information coming from Hormel, provided by The Nielsen Co., Spam sales were up 10.6 percent in the 12-week period ending May 3, compared to last year. In the last 24 weeks, sales were up nearly 9 percent.

Spam: Sales rise as consumers trim food costs

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5 Responses to “Spam: Sales rise as consumers trim food costs”

  • guest2:

    Do people still eat Spam?

    I am curious as to what region in the Country Spam is so popluar.

    Does Spam Freeze?

  • mealblogger:

    Haven’t you ever been to Hawaii?


  • allthingsculinary:

    Yes it’s regional, Yes, it freezes well..but with all the preservatives in it why bother freezing it?
    I know here comes the yuk factor…
    We got it served to us at school with bar-b-que sauce on it as a sammie. Hawiianians LOVE the stuff and my son (who never ate it at home because his Mom thought it was gross-but she LOVES velveeta-go figger… Mindy, I hear you laughing!!)said he bought it and ate it and liked it. He is a college student working two jobs and living on his own…cheap is good to him these days. He was the most “discriminating” of my two boys, so that should tell ya something about the economy for even the young…
    aka Mysterymiss

  • Anthony:

    Spam costs more per weight then regular ham. The only benefit is the fact it’s canned and will last forever. The cost issue doesn’t fly.

  • allthingsculinary:

    Anthony of course you’re correct, but my son has no need for a 5 pound ham, or even one of those nifty delish canned hams (not), so a can of spam is relatively “cheaper” for him and makes more sense -to him-than buying a whole ham. That was my point!

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