Believe it or not, there's a connection between the economy and the amount of potato chips and other salty snacks we consume.
A new report from market researcher Mintel shows that after years of "mediocre" sales increases, the potato chip market grew 22 percent during the recession. That conclusion is based on a review of 2007 market data wwith Mintel's estimates for full-year 2009 sales.
Mintel also noted that other salty snacks experienced recession-fueled sales mumps. The tortilla market, for example, increased by 18 percent since 2007, while popcorn and cheese snacks grew by 17 percent and 20 percent respectively.
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