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As Skippy Gets Yanked From Shelves, Canada Goes Nuts

Canadians stockpile after Hormel decides not to sell peanut butter brand there anymore

(Newser) - Skippy peanut butter has been yanked out of the Canadian marketplace by parent company Hormel, whose spokesman laments the "incredibly difficult decision" to discontinue the brand there, leaving just a few, if any, jars on store shelves, per the CBC . Even though Skippy is still available in more than... More »

Germany Wants Citizens to Stockpile Food

Country is reviving Cold War-era requirement

(Newser) - Germany doesn't want its citizens to panic—but it would like them to be a little more prepared for an attack or a disaster. According to a report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung , the German government plans to bring back its Cold War-era requirement for people to stockpile enough... More »

UK Citizens Hoarding Vacuums

EU ban on high-wattage models causes clean freaks to stockpile

(Newser) - You can ban their e-cigs , you can ban their plastic bags —but do not, under any circumstances, take away the people's high-powered vacuum cleaners. Brits stocked up on supersuction devices before a EU ban went into effect yesterday, with retail sales of models 1,600 watts or higher... More »

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