Chicken Wings Rally on Appetite for Super Bowl Munchies: Chartby
The U.S. wholesale price of chicken wings, a staple of Super Bowl parties across the country, has climbed in the past eight weeks, the longest rally in two years. Before Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7, the cost at $1.705 a pound still is 4 cents lower than the XLIX price and down more than 10 cents from last year’s peak in the throes of March Madness. The National Chicken Council says peckish Americans will eat 1.3 billion wings this weekend, up 3 percent from 2015. Sales in Charlotte, North Carolina, outpaced figures in Denver by almost 3-1, and that means a Panthers victory over the Broncos, if history is any guide, the council said on Jan. 27.