Food For Thought 5.26.09

"We're seeing comfort foods, back-to-the-basics foods do real well in this economy and that's speaking to some of the success we're seeing with hot dogs." (Todd Hale, senior vice president for consumer and shopper insights at Nielsen, on the 5.3 percent booset in revenue for hot dog companies--would manufacturers be a better word?--over the past 52 weeks. Demand for hot dogs has fueled legal battles between Sara Lee and Oscar Mayer over advertising claims as each hope to gain a greater share of the growing market. As quoted by the Associated Press.)

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