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Recession Resistant Supermarket Products

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Baking Mixes

Keeping with the cooking-at-home theme of 2009 supermarket shopping, baking mixes saw a year-over-year increase in sales of 5.4 percent. A rule for supermarkets in 2009 seemed to be if consumers couldn't eat it, they decided they didn't need it. General merchandise lost ground with a 5 percent sales decline while edibles were up almost across the board.

Source: Progressive Grocer's annual Consumer Expenditures Study

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