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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #200 on: July 30, 2014, 08:41:42 PM »
  Just spotted a sale on Angus choice New York strip steak for 5.99 a pound but I have to buy the whole piece avg. 12/14 lbs. Cut to order for free.  I'm in for a couple of them. Thank god for vacuum packers.

This is especially good in view of a story I just saw today:

Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CARGILL_BEEF_PLANT?SITE=MYPSP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-07-30-16-14-13

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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #201 on: July 30, 2014, 08:44:33 PM »
Yep, saw that.  That many pennies less to make the product.  Think the price will come down correspondingly?  Nah.

We've been recycling the tubes.  I stuff the paper (from the individually-wrapped rolls) into the tube and save for lighting fires in the winter or put them in the "other paper" recycling bin.

I visited one of our branch offices today. In the breakroom I saw a large bag of trash (paper products). There was a sign on it urging anyone to take it home and mix it with their "recyclables".

Hell, I do exactly the opposite (take my trash to work to get rid of it)!

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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #202 on: July 30, 2014, 08:49:05 PM »
  Just spotted a sale on Angus choice New York strip steak for 5.99 a pound but I have to buy the whole piece avg. 12/14 lbs. Cut to order for free.  I'm in for a couple of them. Thank god for vacuum packers.

This is especially good in view of a story I just saw today:

Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CARGILL_BEEF_PLANT?SITE=MYPSP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-07-30-16-14-13

 I must have hit on a loss leader which is just fine with me.Being just the two of us in the house I can put up around 24 meals if I get two 12 pounders but I'm going for more.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #203 on: August 07, 2014, 08:49:27 AM »
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-06/inflation-watch-incredible-shrinking-coke-can

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I switched to cheaper full-sized cans of Shasta cola, I need caffeine somehow, and don't like coffee or tea much...and Coke and their halal crap and tiny house/tiny can can KMA!

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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #204 on: September 08, 2014, 08:39:20 PM »
Just read a report on Drudge about milk being up 27% this year!

Sorry I cannot link (haven't figured out how to do that with this little tablet).

But the Feds say all is well, inflation is a myth...
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