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President Trump Welcomes NTF and National Thanksgiving Turkey to the White House
National Turkey Federation (NTF) Chairman Ron Kardel presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named “Corn” to President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation.
“Corn” and his alternate, “Cob,” received a formal pardon from the president and will now reside on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation is a time-honored American tradition, dating back to...
Nielsen: Thanksgiving Highlights COVID-19 Divide
In a year unlike any other, even Thanksgiving is not immune to polarization in the U.S.
As we confront ever-rising COVID-19 cases and physical and financial restraints, this year’s Thanksgiving festivities will look and feel drastically different, depending on location, generation and the financial impact of the pandemic. Yet from online shopping to price hikes, consumers share commonalities in confronting a Thanksgiving unlike any other.
Americans are almost perfectly split on whether they’re planning to...
Denny's Brings Back Thanksgiving Dinner Pack
Denny's is bringing back its family-style Turkey & Dressing Dinner Pack, offering guests a stress-free spread of traditional holiday favorites, perfect for celebrating at home. Turkey & Dressing Dinner Packs are available for pickup until Wednesday, November 25 at 6 p.m. EST by ordering on Dennys.com or the Denny's app.
Portioned for four people, the Turkey & Dressing Dinner Pack is prepared ready to heat and serve, and features...
National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony
On Monday, November 23, the National Turkey Federation will host a media availability, including a livestream, at the Willard InterContinental to welcome two very special turkeys to the Nation's capital. The event is held the day prior to the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation at the White House, where President Trump will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey. This year, the 73rd 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.
Ron Kardel, Chairman of the National Turkey Federation, will announce the names of the turkeys and launch the White House's social media poll to pick which turkey will serve as...
ANALYSIS: Thanksgiving WOGs?
With much of the seasonal attention now focused on Thanksgiving-oriented turkey demand, it might come as a surprise that WOGs are also beginning to...
Perdue Launches Thanksgiving Turkey Nuggets Ahead of Smaller Holiday Gatherings
Thanksgiving celebrations this year are likely to look a little different, with smaller gatherings and less travel. To help consumers celebrate the holiday during this unusual year, Perdue announced the launch of Perdue ThanksNuggets, a limited-time offering that packs all the best flavors of Thanksgiving into two nuggets: Breaded Breast Meat Turkey Nuggets and Breaded Dark Meat Turkey and Cranberry Nuggets. The drumstick-shaped dark meat nugget is inspired by traditional sides like cranberry sauce and stuffing, while the turkey-shaped white meat nugget is inspired by everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving vegetable: sweet potato.
Beginning at noon EST on Friday, Nov. 13, in honor of Perdue Farms’ 100th anniversary...
Retailers Prepare for Thanksgiving and Unprecedented Holiday Shopping Season
As consumers prepare for smaller gatherings at Thanksgiving and an unusual holiday season, retailers are providing increased safety and convenience measures to offer an ideal shopping experience. For example, Meijer is encouraging customers to shop in whatever way fits their lives, offering delivery services and free pickup on orders over $50 online. The retailer is also adding more available time slots for pickup. Stores will be rolling out new hand sanitizer stations over the course of the holiday season and will install eight stations near high-traffic travel paths including entrances, pharmacies, produce areas, and check lanes. Meijer announced it will be extending...
ANALYSIS: Shell Egg Values Hold, Even as Inventories Remain Perched at Near-Record Levels
While it’s quite common – if not expected – to see shell-egg supplies increase in early-November as producers gear up for...
Cracker Barrel Offers New Options for Thanksgiving
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is offering convenient options for guests to enjoy a homestyle holiday meal in-store or at home.
"Thanksgiving has always been a time for us to welcome guests home for the holidays by offering a place with warm hospitality and homestyle cooking," Cracker Barrel Senior Vice President of Restaurant and Retail Operations Michael Hackney said. "And while we know this special holiday will look different for many this year, we are more committed than ever before to our mission of 'Pleasing People' and delivering a safe experience so families can share in the tradition of connecting over a holiday meal with...
Boston Market Introduces Holiday Meal Options
Boston Market is aiming to bring families together both near and far with countless affordable holiday meal options for every type of celebration, no matter how different it may look this year. Whether gathering with family in-person around the table or across the country over the internet, Boston Market has you and your loved ones covered this holiday season with complete meal solutions starting at just $10.99 per person.
"With all that has happened this past year, connecting with friends and loved ones over a delicious meal to celebrate the things that matter most has never been more important," said Boston Market President, Randy Miller. "That's why we're serving up decadent, hassle-free meals in a variety of ways that allow families to...
ANALYSIS: What’s Going On with Tom Breast Meat?
It’s safe to say that Thanksgiving and the whole bird centric activity which typically...
ANALYSIS: Whole Body Turkeys: A Return to the Norm?
Turkey processors are once again shifting into high gear as they prepare for the anticipated return of fill-in demand leading up to the big holiday...
Blue Apron to Introduce First-Ever Thanksgiving Feast
Blue Apron is introducing its first-ever Thanksgiving feast, featuring chef-designed recipes created for an unforgettable, stress-free, and delicious Thanksgiving Day meal.
Known for its unique take on everyday recipes, Blue Apron's Thanksgiving-inspired, southern-style menu will give options to suit every holiday table for parties up to eight people. Complete with a step-by-step guide on how to organize, prepare, and cook a Thanksgiving meal, Blue Apron will also support its home cooks by sharing tips on its social channels to help make the holiday as fun as possible.
"Thanksgiving is going to be different for many families this year, and we're happy to join them in the kitchen by creating...
NPD Group: Thanksgiving Week is Synonymous with Food but Not with Restaurant Transactions
Restaurant transactions for Thanksgiving week, the week ending December 1, were down 7% compared to same week last year (Thanksgiving was a week earlier in 2018), reports The NPD Group. Restaurant transactions declined by 8% for both the casual dining and quick service restaurant segments during Thanksgiving week, according to CREST Performance Alerts, which provides a rapid weekly view of chain-specific transactions and share trends for 73 quick service, fast casual, midscale, and casual dining chains.
Midscale/family dining restaurants, which offer sit down breakfasts, pies, and other desserts, realized an 18% increase in transactions during Thanksgiving week compared to same period year ago. Restaurant transactions for...
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