7 popular food and fitness products during this recession

You may be holding off on buying some items in this tough economy, but are there other things – maybe treats of sort – that you still buy for yourself? A new report shows some of the products flying off store shelves during this recession:

  • Chocolate (Profits at Hershey Co. are up 20 percent)
  • Wine, but people are buying cheaper vintages
  • Vegetable seeds (Sales of seeds like green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and lettuce went up 30 percent)
  • Spam, Dinty Moore stew, chili (Hormel Foods Corp. had a six percent increase in its grocery products unit)
  • Macaroni and cheese (Kraft Foods Inc. had double-digit growth in macaroni and cheese dinners)
  • Running shoes
  • Bicycle helmets

Also, see:

Slow economy doesn’t stop sweet tooth

Are you eating comfort foods in these tough economic times?

Is the bad economy making us fat?

I’m definitely contributing to the up sales in chocolate, but I’m not buying more now than I usually do – I just always buy chocolate. 🙂

How about you? Anything on that list you’ve been buying more of during this recession? Anything off the list?


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