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National Turkey Federation Chairman Presents National Thanksgiving Turkey to President Trump 

National Turkey Federation Chairman Jeff Sveen presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named “Peas” to President Donald J. Trump today during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. The National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation is a time-honored American tradition, which is marking its 71st year since the presentation began in 1947.

“Thanksgiving is a time of great American traditions, and today we continue a very special one—when a lucky Turkey gets a presidential pardon,” said President Trump. “In this grand tradition, I am pleased to announce that...

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Nov 21 9:02 AM, General News



National Restaurant Association Says 1 in 10 Americans Plan to Spend Thanksgiving at a Restaurant

Restaurateurs, be prepared Nov. 22, because a number of consumers will supplement their traditional holiday meals with restaurant-prepared foods, the National Restaurant Association’s the most recent research states.

Almost one in 10 (9 percent) adults plan to eat their Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant. In addition, 4 percent of those planning a holiday meal at home intend to purchase it from a restaurant.

Among the adults who told us they plan to visit a restaurant this Thanksgiving, 31 percent said they would go to the same restaurant they traditionally go to on the holiday.

Another 30 percent said they restaurant they will go to is one they only...

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Nov 20 9:27 AM, General News


Gabbing about Gobblers: Turkey Talk with Russ Whitman

Russ Whitman is in the studio to discuss seasonal trends in the Turkey market, specifically the... 

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Nov 19 9:42 AM, Urner Barry


Nearly 50% of US Consumers Will Shop Online for Groceries This Thanksgiving

Twice as many people will purchase groceries online this holiday season vs last; popular items are canned goods and beverages – not turkey and pie

RichRelevance, the global leader in Experience Personalization, today announced key findings from its Digital Grocery Survey: 2018 Holiday Edition consumer survey. The study finds that more than 4 in 10 Americans (44%) plan to shop online for some or all of the groceries they need for their Thanksgiving or holiday meal this year. This is more than twice as many people who shopped online for Thanksgiving groceries in 2017.

Amazon dominates as the top online grocery destination for shoppers (57%), followed by big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target (48%). Traditional supermarkets like Safeway and Kroger will attract a significant – but quite smaller – number of online shoppers (30%) this holiday...

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Nov 16 8:51 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: Thanksgiving Outlook 2018

Thanksgiving is next week, and some supermarket shelves are already being cleared of some key essentials. As grocers restock in an attempt to keep up with demand, we have the latest outlook on what Turkey Day 2018 will bring.

The Show-Stopper

First, let’s take a look at the bird. ‘Tis the feast of fowl after all.  Buying opportunities at retail have more than doubled since last week, currently claiming 16 percent of total protein features. Turkey has seemingly taken circular share away from chicken, falling to just 12 percent this week versus 19 percent a week ago.

Average regional ad prices for frozen turkeys range from...

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Nov 16 8:10 AM, UB Newswires


Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12.

“Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level since 2010,” said AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton.

The featured food on most Thanksgiving tables – the turkey – cost slightly less than last year, coming in at $21.71 for a 16-pound bird. That’s roughly $1.36 per pound, down 3 percent from last year. The survey results show... 

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Nov 15 10:03 AM, General News


National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony

On Monday, November 19th, President Donald J. Trump will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the White House. This year, the 71st anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation will be celebrated as the President reviews our Nation's traditions and wishes all Americans a happy holiday...

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Nov 14 3:53 PM, Urner Barry


Alfonso Ribeiro Partners with Bob Evans Farms to Create "Really” Gourmet Sides this Thanksgiving

Couple shares their “Step One: Done” tips to help make sides a breeze

“I want to spend all day in the kitchen fussing over my holiday side dishes,” said no one ever. That’s why this holiday season Alfonso and Angela Ribeiro are teaming up with Bob Evans Farms, Inc. to launch “Step One: Done” – a recipe video series that helps even the rookie meal preparer become the MVP of the Thanksgiving meal...

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Nov 9 8:48 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: For Grocers, November is Game Time

Retailers rejoice. It’s November.

November—the month of intense competition for open parking spots and available shopping carts. A month where ambitious shoppers strategize their grocery game plan to edge out hordes of consumers vying for the last can of cranberry sauce. When turkey touting, pantry piling, holiday-stressed houses frequent the supermarket all month long, prepping for the long weekend of family feasts.  

It is among the top three grocery months of the year in terms of sales and store traffic. And, while consumers are probably just now realizing that Thanksgiving is only three short weeks away, the industry has been prepping for months...

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Nov 2 8:08 AM, UB Newswires




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