Monday, November 18, 2013

Is Butterball is taking tips from Exxon?

Every news outlet looking for Thanksgiving story ran with Butterball's press release over the weekend that it's going to be a Turkey-apocalypse.

Well, what they really said was there was a shortage of LARGE, FRESH turkeys.

1) Who knew Butterball even sold fresh turkeys?  I presumed they just sold those large frozen bowling ball turkeys.

2) The "shortage" is only for fresh turkeys over 16lbs.  I'm not sure I've ever seen a 16lb fresh turkey.

However, the seed has been planted.  Now, every retailer in American can pump up the prices of ALL turkeys because "Well, didn't you see that there is a turkey shortage?".

This is sort of like when Exxon or Chevron says they are shutting a drilling platform because of a hurricane or when a refinery closes for routine maintenance, which pumps up oil prices and gas prices for everyone.

Thankfully, my kids are vegetarian :)


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