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Hershey raises candy prices nearly 10 percent
Associated Press ^ | 3/30/11 | AP

Posted on 03/30/2011 3:52:47 PM PDT by dollarbull

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- Chocolate is going to cost a little more green.

The Hershey Co. on Wednesday said it raised wholesale prices by 9.7 percent, because its own costs have risen.

The candy maker says the price increase takes effect immediately. It cited higher costs for raw materials, packaging, fuel, utilities and transportation as driving the hike.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: banksterz; inflation; ponzi
10% inflation is just the beginning. This is the price of the bankster bailout. Enjoy your lower standard of living America...
1 posted on 03/30/2011 3:52:55 PM PDT by dollarbull
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To: dollarbull

Wonder if Ivory Coast turmoil has anything to do with this


2 posted on 03/30/2011 3:54:20 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: dollarbull

And i bet they drop the size of the candy bar by 10 % too


3 posted on 03/30/2011 3:55:10 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: dollarbull

I just invested heavily in pre inflationary chocolate. 70% Cacao bars, vacuum sealed and placed in long term SHTF storage. I wish this thread hadn’t been started. My mouth is watering and those bars are in jeopardy...


4 posted on 03/30/2011 3:55:55 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Paisan

To ensure the safety and longevity of your chocolate stash, I urge you to immediately send what remains to me. I am sure that I have much more will power than you. And if not, then you win!


5 posted on 03/30/2011 3:58:43 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: dollarbull
Fortunately, I'm one of those who can take or leave chocolate, so I'll just stop buying it.

Hershey moved part of its operation to Mexico a couple years ago, costing American jobs - to save money. Now they want 10 percent more for their goods.

Bad news Hershey, our gas, transportation, energy and cost of living has gone up too.


6 posted on 03/30/2011 3:58:52 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


7 posted on 03/30/2011 3:58:59 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: dollarbull

Can’t wait for their $90,000 bar.


8 posted on 03/30/2011 3:59:12 PM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: dollarbull

Of course the Government Liars will not include gas or food items in the “official inflation rate”. Lying thieves.


9 posted on 03/30/2011 4:00:09 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: dollarbull

I bought a regular size Mounds bar the other day and it cost $1.00. A month ago I could buy them on sale 2/.89 cents.


10 posted on 03/30/2011 4:00:20 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: dollarbull
When I was a kid, Hershey bars were a nickel, gas was 17 cents a gallon and a full size Chevy Impala was about a grand.

Although not a Hershey, I favored the Necco Skybar

and the Mallo Cup

Oh yeah, almost forgot the Bun Candy Bar.


11 posted on 03/30/2011 4:01:30 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: dollarbull

If the Reese cups shrink, I will be watching.


12 posted on 03/30/2011 4:01:30 PM PDT by relictele
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Mallo Cup = most disgusting creation ever devised.

Sorry. Bad experience with that one. Uncle bought one for me and I thought it was a Reese ripoff. I chomped down and UGH.

Bun is good though :)


13 posted on 03/30/2011 4:02:48 PM PDT by relictele
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To: dollarbull
Hershey makes candy...not chocolate.

Real chocolate is food.

14 posted on 03/30/2011 4:03:46 PM PDT by n230099 ("When no one knows who is armed...everyone is.")
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To: Retired Greyhound
Wonder if Ivory Coast turmoil has anything to do with this.

Did you read the article: "It cited higher costs for raw materials, packaging, fuel, utilities and transportation as driving the hike."
15 posted on 03/30/2011 4:04:08 PM PDT by dollarbull (why are paperbugs so bad at history?)
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To: dollarbull

I’m a jelly bean sort of guy, but I appreciate on occasion a good chocolate bar. This is bad news!


16 posted on 03/30/2011 4:04:15 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (Some minds are like cement; thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: FrankR
Bad news Hershey, our gas, transportation, energy and cost of living has gone up too.

The point is not that they are raising prices (they must) but WHY are their costs going up? Hint: Banker bailout and massive money printing by the Fed
17 posted on 03/30/2011 4:05:42 PM PDT by dollarbull (why are paperbugs so bad at history?)
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To: Paisan

70% Cacao??? Sheesh, I couldn’t get that down! Something that bitter isn’t candy, its just plain food. >:(


18 posted on 03/30/2011 4:05:46 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (Some minds are like cement; thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: dollarbull

Haven’t bought a Hershey bar since they moved to Mexico.

Raise it 100% they won’t hurt me.


19 posted on 03/30/2011 4:07:01 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: dollarbull
The point is not that they are raising prices (they must) but WHY are their costs going up?

Because they are an eeeeeevvviiiilll corporation, that's why!!!

20 posted on 03/30/2011 4:09:14 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Venturer
Haven’t bought a Hershey bar since they moved to Mexico. Raise it 100% they won’t hurt me.

That's the great thing about inflation. It's the perfect tax and you can't hide from it. What will you do to avoid 100% increase in gasoline, bread, milk, eggs, healthcare?

The question you need be asking is why are prices rising SO MUCH in a depression with high unemployment? How come Jamie Demon and Lloyd Blankcheck are still getting huge bonuses?
21 posted on 03/30/2011 4:09:23 PM PDT by dollarbull (why are paperbugs so bad at history?)
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To: GSWarrior

ROTFLOL


22 posted on 03/30/2011 4:10:43 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: workerbee
Because they are an eeeeeevvviiiilll corporation, that's why!!!

Correct, the Federal Reserve is an evil corporation.
23 posted on 03/30/2011 4:11:29 PM PDT by dollarbull (why are paperbugs so bad at history?)
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To: mlocher

OK. Good. Sounds like a plan.

I am sending you, via a uniformed representative of the US Government (mailman), 16 bars of vacuum sealed Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate.

I elect to retain, for leisurely consumption, 1 bar of Chirardelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight, 72% Cacao.

In the meantime, I will hustle my a$$ down to the nearest Walmart and invest heavily in their remaining stock, before they have an opportunity to adjust their prices accordingly...


24 posted on 03/30/2011 4:14:36 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: dollarbull

A clever propagandist could use this to get PMS-ing women to join la revolucion. And then we really have problems....


25 posted on 03/30/2011 4:15:12 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: mlocher; dollarbull

High cacao bars may result in Hyper-Active Fork Syndrome!

Send those bars to me for safe disposal. It is for your own good!

Or was that “Do it for the children”?


26 posted on 03/30/2011 4:16:12 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: dollarbull

I haven’t eaten any Hershey’s candy in about twenty years. Looks like it has saved me some money.


27 posted on 03/30/2011 4:16:38 PM PDT by pallis
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To: dollarbull

I won’t miss buying it. It is the most horrific so called chocolate on the market. I mean, we are talking dark wax.


28 posted on 03/30/2011 4:19:18 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Retired Greyhound
No ethanol takes a lot of sugar. Send a thank you note to grassley.
29 posted on 03/30/2011 4:19:18 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ping, but not good news.


30 posted on 03/30/2011 4:22:01 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15, 1-4)
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To: dollarbull

What is this? Doesn’t Hersey know that there is no inflation? Maybe the Obama administration should investigate this and charge them with price gouging!

Yes, that way we can ensure that there is no inflation, just shortages of goods.


I swear that Obama has modeled his administration exactly like Venezuala’s Chavez.


31 posted on 03/30/2011 4:25:32 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Celtic Cross

I bought my first 85% Lindt bar the other day and even I, the bitter chocolate lover, can only handle a square in a sitting. 70% is my favorite.


32 posted on 03/30/2011 4:25:40 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Paisan
Ah, thanks! I still have not had time to eat them yet Your stash is probably safe with me for the time being.
33 posted on 03/30/2011 4:32:20 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: dollarbull

I used to eat a pound of chocolate a day years ago when I was in the industry, but it wasn’t the crap that Hershey calls chocolate. The commodity prices will always fluctuate and affect the pricing of the manufactured goods. I’d rather the price of gasoline came down.


34 posted on 03/30/2011 4:36:11 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: dollarbull

Just reach in your pocket and pull out one of those silver Mercury dimes you’ve been saving, take it to a coin dealer and trade it for 2 Federal Reserve Notes ($2) and go buy yourself a nice big Hershey bar.


35 posted on 03/30/2011 4:40:20 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: relictele

WalMart store brand Reese cups are awful, too. There’s just no substitute for the real Reese cup.


36 posted on 03/30/2011 4:52:42 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15, 1-4)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Oh yeah, almost forgot the Bun Candy Bar.

The Bun candy bar factory was located right next door to my Dad's business in Fort Wayne back in the 70's. Got many free samples when we would visit the front desk and boxes of them around the Holidays... good times!


37 posted on 03/30/2011 4:57:32 PM PDT by OCC
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To: dollarbull

What inflation?. Obama doesn’t say we are having inflation. Things are just costing more according to him.

What is causing inflation? Higher costs for fuel mainly.

Farmers cannot grow things without fuel, the trucks cannot deliver without fuel, people cannot get to work without fuel, my house is cold without fuel.

Fertilizer is almost twice as high as it was last year and so is seed corn, Soy bean seed, wheat seed. all have risen.

My Health Insurance has risen, my electricity has risen,if I could get my sex organs to rise like the prices of things I would be dangerous. LMAO

It really isn’t funny though, an while all of this is going on our skinny Muslim President is vacationing, Playing golf , Basketball ,and starting wars while while sucking up to marxists.

Oh Well I can honestly say that one thing has not risen. My paycheck. I don’t know abpout you, but my safety cushion is vanishing fast, and people who are not as well off as myself are really hurting. Meanwhil we are shooting up 100 million dollars a day to help A;l Quaeda take over Libya.

It’s a great world if you don’t weaken.


38 posted on 03/30/2011 5:01:00 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: rightly_dividing

Hershey? That’s for amateurs, LOL! :)


39 posted on 03/30/2011 6:22:00 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: dollarbull
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40 posted on 03/30/2011 6:22:46 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: GSWarrior

“Can’t wait for their $90,000 bar.”

Bwa-Haa-Haa! (Wine-splattered monitor!) :)


41 posted on 03/30/2011 6:24:43 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: skr; Mama Shawna; Gabz; T Minus Four; vandy; ssaftler; trussell; fnord; HopeandGlory; ...
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42 posted on 03/30/2011 6:28:47 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: dollarbull; SortaBichy
I tend to think ahead....in this case, it's Halloween. I'm going to start bucketing my favorite treat.........works every time, because the little darlings don't know what hit 'em until they get home (or in democrat states, the ER where they get their booty X-rayed)Bottom line: Totally cost effective.


43 posted on 03/30/2011 6:31:07 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Yes, can you imagine how much trouble I would be in if I gave my wife Hershey’s for those special occasions?


44 posted on 03/30/2011 6:40:37 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15, 1-4)
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To: ErnBatavia

Brilliant plan! :)


45 posted on 03/30/2011 7:18:36 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: dollarbull

NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! PMS just got more expensive!


46 posted on 03/30/2011 7:55:53 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: dollarbull

Come on, Halloween. I’ll have another kid by then. Put a costume on him/her and get even more candy. If we’re really stingy, we can make it last more than a week. LOL!


47 posted on 03/30/2011 8:49:28 PM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“When I was a kid, Hershey bars were a nickel, gas was 17”

When I was in high school hershey bar was a nickel and twice the size of the current one and I was buying premium gas for 13.9 cents/gallon.


48 posted on 03/30/2011 8:53:28 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dollarbull

I haven’t bought a hershey bar in at least 40 years, what do they get for one today?


49 posted on 03/30/2011 8:57:05 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

You out old-farted me!!!!


50 posted on 03/31/2011 12:13:22 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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