SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — The peanut recall has taken a toll on overall sales of peanut butter, according to Nielsen Co. During the four-week period ending Jan. 24, jarred peanut butter generated $72.5 million in sales in food, drug and mass channels (excluding Wal-Mart). This represents an 11.5% drop in dollar sales vs. the previous four-week period and a 3.8 % decline when compared to the same period a year ago. While the year-over-year decline seems minimal, it comes after eight consecutive ...
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