Kayem plans to sell its Fenway Park sausages in local grocery stores
News from Boston.com:
By Chris Reidy, Globe Staff
Chelsea-based meat processor Kayem Foods Inc. said it will begin selling the same sausages that Red Sox fans can now chow down on in Fenway Park at grocery stores throughout New England.
Packaging for the Kayem All Natural Sweet Italian Fenway Sausage will feature a Boston Red Sox logo, the company said.
Kayem has been the official hot dog of Fenway Park since 2009, a company spokeswoman said, and Fenway Franks are already available at retail.
Now Kayem plans to take a similar approach with one of its sausage offerings. As a result, Red Sox fans will soon be able to buy the same sausage in a store that they have have been able to eat at Fenway Park.
Kayem is also the official frank and sausage of the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium.
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Grocery price gauge up 6.9 percent in 1st quarter
News from Bellingham Herald:
LOS ANGELES – A basket of meats, cheese and other grocery store products cost 6.9 percent more in the first quarter of 2012 than it did a year earlier, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
A group of 16 items, including cheddar cheese, sirloin-tip roast, salad, orange juice and eggs, cost consumers $ 52.47 during the first three months of the year, the farm group said. During the same period last year, the price was $ 49.07. In the fourth quarter of 2011, it cost $ 49.23.
The cost of meats such as sliced deli ham and bacon were up due to strong demand and tight supplies, said American Farm Bureau Federation senior economist John Anderson in a statement. But prices may have peaked, allowing for less expensive protein as the year continues, he said.
Flour, russet potatoes, apples and toasted oat cereal have all become pricier for consumers, according to the report. Only three items in the basket have gotten cheaper: whole milk, white bread and boneless chicken breasts.
Farmers ended up with an average of 16 percent, or $ 8.44, of the revenue from each theoretical basket. In the mid-1970s, they would receive about a third.
Americans spend less than 10 percent of their disposable annual income on food – less than any other country, accordi…………… continues on Bellingham Herald
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