Yes, there are turkeys for Thanksgiving – for a price

Yes, there are turkeys for Thanksgiving – for a price
November 23rd, 2021 | Associated Press

First, the good news: There is no shortage of whole turkeys in the U.S. this Thanksgiving. But those turkeys — along with other holiday staples like cranberry sauce and pie filling — could cost more.

The American Farm Bureau estimates a Thanksgiving feast for 10 will cost $53.31 this year, up 14% from a year ago. A more recent survey of grocery store prices by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows a different basket of Thanksgiving staples up 5.5%, after stores started running more discounts.

Some groceries are still offering deals on turkeys, but experts say those deals will be less common this year as stores also feel the impact of inflation.


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