Chicken Wings Top Boneless Breasts

In a shift that the National Chicken Council described as last week, the weighted average wholesale price of chicken wings has outpaced the price of boneless, skinless breasts by 35 cents per pound, with wings selling for $1.48 per pound in Northeastern U.S. markets, and breasts selling for $1.13. The demand for wings from casual dining restaurants, carryout stores and retail groceries

WASHINGTON — In a shift that the National Chicken Council described as “unprecedented” last week, the weighted average wholesale price of chicken wings has outpaced the price of boneless, skinless breasts by 35 cents per pound, with wings selling for $1.48 per pound in Northeastern U.S. markets, and breasts selling for $1.13.

“The demand for wings from casual dining restaurants, carryout stores and retail groceries is extremely strong,” Bill Roenigk, senior vice president and c

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