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Old 10-31-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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Unhappy Yikes: Peanut butter prices going up 40%...

What next. And the price of bread is way up

OMG: article in CNN says , Fortune 500) will raise prices for its Planters brand peanut butter by 40% starting Monday, while ConAgra (CAG, Fortune 500) has instituted increases of more than 20% for its Peter Pan brand that went into effect this month.
I can't provide the link: but all you have to do is go to CNN and check it out.

What next: Hamburger is already up to $4.99/lb at Safeway here in Gallup, NM, and Walmart(well just don't go there), Albertsons 73% hamburger was $4.39/lb last week...

I don't know about you folk's, but this is hittin our "fixed" income hard.

HW
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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Hmm, I am glad I am not cooking for six any more.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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Stock up if you can, it's only going to get worse.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:11 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Yeah it's getting tough. I knew the drought and such caused crop failures and this was coming. Had the wife grab 3 or 4 jars the other day. Too bad we weren't stocking it like we used to. A trip to the grocery store is truly an eye opening experience these days..
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:12 AM
 
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Makes me glad I don't use a lot of peanut butter!

And the hamburger prices in the OP?? YIKES!! I get my hamburger at an Asian market for about $1 a pound. It's good, too - I hardly have to drain it, and it's a product of the USA (all of their meats are labeled as to country of origin).
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Having to wean the dog off peanut butter in his Kong. I used to get it because it was the cheaper alternative to the products specifically marketed for the device. Not so, anymore. I don't use much PB for human consumption, so we should weather the storm okay.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:03 AM
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Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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What next. And the price of bread is way up

OMG: article in CNN says , Fortune 500) will raise prices for its Planters brand peanut butter by 40% starting Monday, while ConAgra (CAG, Fortune 500) has instituted increases of more than 20% for its Peter Pan brand that went into effect this month.
I can't provide the link: but all you have to do is go to CNN and check it out.

What next: Hamburger is already up to $4.99/lb at Safeway here in Gallup, NM, and Walmart(well just don't go there), Albertsons 73% hamburger was $4.39/lb last week...

I don't know about you folk's, but this is hittin our "fixed" income hard.

HW
I guess I know what we will not be eating much of. We don't anyway, but we do love it.

Nita
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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All these price increases can be traced directly back to the gov't subsidies to product ethanol from feed corn that has led to an increase in both the price of corn and the number of acres being used to grow corn.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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All these price increases can be traced directly back to the gov't subsidies to product ethanol from feed corn that has led to an increase in both the price of corn and the number of acres being used to grow corn.
You're right. When Government picks the winners, the free market loses.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:02 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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I better buy Hubbys PB tomorrow when I go out. He can't live without PB.

You just wait... clothes soap & toliet paper will reach an all time high next, cause they know EVERYONE uses it. It's already way too high like everything else.
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