Posts Tagged ‘peanut butter’

  • Peanut prices respond to demand and supply

    Peanut Butter Economics

    Oct 20, 12 • 290 Views • No Comments

    Last year, we had a peanut shortage. As a result, Skippy raised its prices and Smucker’s removed its reduced-fat creamy peanut butter spread from supermarket shelves. But now, supply has responded. Predicting a record year, the USDA says the peanut...  [read more]

  • Peanut prices respond to demand and supply

    How is Peanut Butter an Economic Indicator?

    Jun 5, 12 • 866 Views • No Comments

    The head of the Cleveland Fed cares about peanut butter sales. According to the WSJ, Sandra Pianalto, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, “likes to grill” the vice chairman of her board, jam CEO Richard Smucker, about peanut...  [read more]

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    Peanut Butter Prices

    Mar 25, 11 • 382 Views • No Comments

    Let’s say that you saw the price of Skippy peanut butter, Tropicana orange juice, and Quaker oatmeal went up. Would you be concerned about inflation? In a recent paper, researchers from Yale and the University of Chicago said it is a bit more...  [read more]