Saturday, March 22, 2008

Watch Out for "Big Egg"

REEDSVILLE, WISC. Humpty Dumpty Eggs President Paul Brandt assured himself this week the 52-year-old company is not going out of business despite empty coolers and lack of inventory.
Eggs are a hot commodity these days prior to Easter Sunday, and the Reedsville company is processing about 60,000 eggs daily from about 71,000 hens, Brandt said. Brandt said egg sales peaked last weekend, but that Humpty Dumpty was still "busier than normal" during the week.

Brandt said higher egg prices haven't deterred buyers from getting eggs to hard-boil, color and eat in the tradition of Easter. "Even with higher prices, we're noticed demand is still high," Brandt said.

Comment: Isn't it possible that "Big Egg" is "price gouging" us this week for eggs? And won't "Big Egg" have "windfall profits" this week from the high egg sales and high egg prices? When market forces caused high oil prices after the hurricanes in 2005, there were Congressional investigations of Big Oil for "price gouging" and "windfall profits," isn't it time to give "Big Egg" the same scrutiny?

Hoppy Easter and Happy Holi!!


At 3/22/2008 3:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recommend you also take a look at those long stemmed roses around Valentine's Day!


At 3/23/2008 12:40 AM, Blogger VH said...

Where is Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and Barbara Boxer when you need them?


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