Grocery Stores Brace for Holiday Rush
Published November 25th, 2013
GAINESVILLE- In preparation for the holiday season, 240- million turkeys were raised in the US this year.
The American Farm Bureau says the average cost of the Thanksgiving meal serving 10 people is $49.04, 44- cents lower than last year.
That money fuels a food demand that is expected to remain high through the New Year's holiday.
Natural Food's Manager at Ward's Supermarket, Russ Welker says, "we have always have to prepare for the rush for Thanksgiving and bring in extra goods, extra meats, extra produce in all our areas."
If you are planning on eating out for Thanksgiving-- you aren't alone. The National Restaurant Association reports that 33 million americans will depend on restaurants for all or part of their Turkey Day meals this year.
- Grocery Store Minus The Middle Man
- Winning Fantasy Five Ticket Sold At Gainesville Grocery Store
- Only Grocery Store in Southeast Gainesville To Close
- Trip to Grocery Store Ends in Jail Time for Bradford County Family
- Gainesville Resident Beating Holiday Rush
- Pre-Thanksgiving Shopping; Early Bird Gets the Deals
- Thrift Store Shops Increasing
- FHP Writes Nearly 8,000 Tickets Over the Thanksgiving Holidays
- Thanksgiving Holiday Ends in Fatal Hit and Run Accident for FSU Student
- School Board Considers Longer Thanksgiving Holiday