Feature article on the egg industry in Maine. With increased competition, it mig
Feature article on the egg industry in Maine. With increased competition, it might be headed in the direction of the once-dominant broiler industry, which collapsed in 1981 with the bankruptcy of four of the five major processors. Although per capita consumption of eggs is increasing, and brand names are appearing in response to the public's interest in healthier foods, the generic egg industry faces tough competition. Discussed are the white versus the brown egg markets and the market share maintained by DeCoster Egg, which after being fined for health and safety violations nearly two years ago, has divided into several entities, including Quality Eggs of New England. Dorothy Egg Farm in Winthrop built a new plant after a supermarket boycott of DeCoster opened up the field to smaller processers. There are still six egg producers in New England, although conventional wisdom five years ago said there would only be two by the year 2000. Includes statistics on the Maine egg market. Related editorial.
Davis, Jay, "Feature article on the egg industry in Maine. With increased competition, it mig" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3071.