EASTER HAM PRICES EXPECTED TO BE LEAN

Retail prices for Easter hams could be at their lowest in years, said meat department executives interviewed a few weeks prior to the April 16 holiday.Retailers told SN that the past year's record pork production, which has brought more products to market at lower wholesale prices, is expected to force them to drop prices further at a time when hams are typically sold near or below cost."It will be

Retail prices for Easter hams could be at their lowest in years, said meat department executives interviewed a few weeks prior to the April 16 holiday.

Retailers told SN that the past year's record pork production, which has brought more products to market at lower wholesale prices, is expected to force them to drop prices further at a time when hams are typically sold near or below cost.

"It will be extremely more competitive than it has been in a while," said John Story, sen

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