Potted Meat Thrives for 71 Years -- During Both Boom and Bust NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- After 71 years on supermarket shelves, the king of potted meats has not just survived; it's thrived. In recent quarters, Spam has sported double-digit sales increases that have made some big headlines.
...But that's not all the brand has to offer. First, there's the can, a classic of packaging design, plastered on everything from snow globes to T-shirts worn by teens in search of irony. Books have been written, tributes created.