Recession: Tastes Like Chicken

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2009 12:56 PM CST
Pricey New York Strip steaks are becoming more rare as consumers tighten belts in the slumping economy.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The recession has consumers foregoing pricey beef and pork for cheaper chicken, the chairman of grocery chain Safeway tells Bloomberg. “We’re seeing more shifts in the meat category to cheaper meats—ground beef and chicken—than we saw earlier in the year,” Steven Burd says, part of “a trading down virtually across the board.”
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