Walmart Will Be Stocking More Small Turkey Options For Low-Key Thanksgiving Meals This Year
I don’t need to tell you that Thanksgiving will look a lot different for many of us this year. With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in places all around the country, many people will likely be celebrating within their own households and quarantine bubbles, which could mean switching up their traditional menus. Walmart recently announced its plans and predictions for Thanksgiving shopping this year, including offering smaller turkey options and extending sales throughout the month.
Walmart began its post by predicting that the “sprint to Thanksgiving is likely going to be spread over a greater number of days, and the largest turkey in the freezer is less likely to be the star.” They echoed guidance by industry experts that we’d previously reported, saying that many customers will likely be looking for smaller turkeys this year to feed fewer people.
“As always, we’ll have plenty of whole turkeys, but this year, we’ve increased our assortment of bone-in and boneless turkey breasts by 20-30 percent in stores across the country,” the wrote.
They cited a survey by turkey giant Butterball saying that the number of people who plan to host larger gatherings of friends and family for Thanksgiving is down to 26 percent this year, as opposed to a typical 30 percent. Those who plan to celebrate with immediate family is at 31 percent, compared to its typical 21 percent.
It’s impossible to know exactly what customers will want (my house, for instance, is still getting a full turkey because there is literally nothing you cannot make with leftover turkey!!), but it sounds like you can get birds of practically any size at your local Walmart this year.
Additionally, Walmart said it has learned lessons from this Easter and is extending low prices on turkeys all throughout the month of November instead of waiting until the weekend before the holiday to anticipate a rush.
“Regardless of how they plan to celebrate Thanksgiving, we’re committed to ensuring our customers can find what they want earlier in the season, all at affordable prices,” they concluded.
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