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Spam sales soaring

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

(WFLX) - A mystery meat that was a staple of the Great Depression makes a comeback.

At the cost of $2 and change per can, Spam is selling like hot cakes partly because of our withering economy.

In fact, employees at some grocery stores say it's flying off the shelves. "Recently, we've had a little shortage on Spam. In fact, we just got it back in stock a few days ago, luckily. But there was apparently quite a demand, and the supplier just couldn't keep up," says one grocery store manager.

While many companies are laying off workers and cutting back, Hormel Foods, the maker of Spam, is overloading it's employees with overtime. Two shifts of workers canning Spam seven days a week.

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