Sure sign of a bad economy

February 17, 2009 — 3 Comments

Always a sure sign of a bad economy: cheaper cuts of meat, and booming chicken sales


THE bleak economic climate is forcing shoppers at Coles to trade down from T-bones to sausages, in an attempt to cut their shopping bills.

In the latest sign of the drift to thrift, consumers are also swapping expensive cuts of meat for chicken and eggs, and branded products for generic and private label goods.