BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Nov.20, 2014 – Walmart customers shopping for a traditional Thanksgiving meal can plan a 10-person dinner for $32.64, 34 percent less than the national average of $49.41 reported by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) today.
“As the largest grocer in the U.S., we’re committed to helping our customers find low prices on grocery items every day, especially during the holidays when our customers are planning for multiple meals and celebrations,” said Jack Sinclair, executive vice president of grocery, Walmart U.S. “We’re focused on offering competitive pricing on everything our customers are looking for this holiday season – from staples like turkey and pumpkin pie to new ingredients some customers are incorporating into their Thanksgiving recipes, like honey bourbon bacon and flavored hams.”
Customers can shop Walmart with confidence for all their holiday meal essentials. The retailer recently expanded its Savings Catcher tool* earlier this month to include holiday turkey and ham.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s informal annual survey incorporated information from a total of 179 shoppers in 35 states across the country. The volunteer shoppers visited local grocery stores to gather pricing on Thanksgiving staples, including turkey, stuffing, pie shells and pumpkin pie mix. The products Walmart used in the analysis are comparable to the items used in the Farm Bureau report.
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* Savings Catcher does not apply to competitors’ offers for turkey or ham that require a minimum dollar purchase to receive the featured price, or that limit the number available per customer.