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IRI Releases Data Detailing Availability of Key Thanksgiving Holiday Sides

IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, today released new data on availability of a basket of five Thanksgiving-related grocery categories across stores nationally.

“As the holiday season approaches and widespread supply chain challenges continue to impact industries across the economy, IRI is tracking a basket of items for their availability, demand, price and promotion for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Dr. Krishnakumar (“KK”) S. Davey, president of IRI Client Engagement. “Halloween season is shaping up nicely..."

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Oct 22 1:08 PM, General News



Natural Grocers® Now Taking Reservations for the Humanely Raised Thanksgiving Turkeys

Every October, as the leaves start to fall and the air starts to cool, Natural Grocers® kicks off its Thanksgiving turkey pre-order season at each of its 162 stores across 20 states and on its turkey reservations website www.naturalgrocers.com/turkeys. By securing an early reservation, customers can rest easy knowing they have purchased the perfect variety and size of turkey to help make their Thanksgiving celebration special this year.

As grocery industry leaders in animal welfare standards, Natural Grocers exclusively partners with...

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Oct 21 8:38 AM, General News


‘Tis the Season: Ruth’s Chris Steak House Unveils Holiday Offerings

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, known for its unmatched dining experience and steaks served on 500-degree sizzling plates, today announced its holiday offerings available soon in-restaurant or for pick-up at more than 150 locations nationwide.

Enjoy the Holidays at Ruth’s Table

Ruth’s Chris’ in-restaurant menu for Thanksgiving encompasses the following:

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
Single portion inclusive of the below; exclusively available in-restaurant on Nov. 25.
- Starter: Choice of Caesar Salad, Steak House Salad or Lobster Bisque
- Entrée: Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey, Ruth’s Sausage and Herb Stuffing...

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Oct 21 8:00 AM, General News


Butterball Introduces the Turkey Talk-Line Taste Kitchen to Inspire Thanksgiving Hosts

Butterball, the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. and an authority on all things Thanksgiving, is excited to introduce the launch of the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Taste Kitchen, designed to inspire hosts to cook with confidence this Thanksgiving. After assisting an influx of first-time hosts in 2020, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Taste Kitchen was developed to help hosts of all levels find the inspiration they need to pull off a successful Thanksgiving while giving them new vision for their menus...

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Oct 19 8:00 AM, General News


Jennie-O Thanksgiving Hotline Opens Nov. 1

Jennie-O Turkey Store, one of the most beloved turkey brands in the world, today announced the return of its 1-800-TURKEYS hotline, as well as additional helpful tools and resources for consumers to help with planning their turkey day meals.

Starting Nov. 1, Jennie-O consumer-engagement experts are available to help ease the stress around holiday meal planning. To make it even more convenient to get those holiday meal prep questions answered, the company’s experts are reachable in many ways, including: the company’s 1-800-TURKEYS hotline...

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Oct 19 7:57 AM, General News


Blue Apron Brings Back Thanksgiving Offering in Time for Holiday Planning

Blue Apron is bringing back its popular Thanksgiving menu available to order starting on October 11, just in time for the holiday season. The offering includes a wide variety of options for customers to build a dinner experience that fits their holiday plans and dietary needs, whether it’s a cozy dinner for two or a friendsgiving for up to eight, all with the ease and convenience that comes from cooking with Blue Apron.

“Thanksgiving is a holiday that can be filled with great traditions and delicious meals..."

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Oct 1 11:22 AM, General News


PERDUE® THANKSNUGGETS™ Are Back – and Now Available in Select Retail Stores Nationwide

Perdue is bringing back by popular demand its limited time only, PERDUE® THANKSNUGGETS™ just in time for the holiday. Last year it sold out online in record time, in less than three minutes. Now for the first time ever, the white breast meat with sweet potato-seasoned breading turkey nuggets will be available in retail grocery stores nationwide so everyone can get their hands on them this holiday season.

The limited-edition nuggets pair the No Antibiotics Ever turkey consumers love with sweet potato... 

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Sep 23 8:28 AM, General News


Jennie-O Turkey Store Shares 2021 Thanksgiving Trends And Predictions

Jennie-O Turkey Store, one of the most beloved turkey brands in the world, today announced its Thanksgiving survey results. The surprising answers revealed how people across the country feel about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, how they plan to celebrate, the dishes they find most intimidating and even how many pounds of food a single person plans to eat during the meal. The survey of 2,000 consumers was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Jennie-O.

CELEBRATION: To Be or Not To Be (In Person)
- The majority of those polled...

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Sep 22 8:01 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: Pondering the Potential of Frozen Hens

Now that August is in the rearview mirror, and with very little standing in the way between now and Thanksgiving, turkey market participants can’t help but speculate over the future price potential of whole-body birds...

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Sep 2 8:44 AM, Urner Barry


ANALYSIS: Pork Butts at Decade Lows for December

Bone-in pork butts have witnessed pressure in the market since the beginning of October, following almost...

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Dec 9 8:19 AM, Urner Barry


ANALYSIS: What’s Next for Whole Body Turkeys?

After processors successfully marketed their whole body tom and hen production and the fruits of their labor are being enjoyed, they now shift their attention...

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Dec 3 8:20 AM, Urner Barry


COVID-19 Impacts the Turkey Market this Thanksgiving 

As coronavirus restrictions continue to impact our daily lives, it seems the holidays will be no exception. Retail and foodservice attempted to adapt to these unprecedented changes this Thanksgiving, by promoting deals with smaller birds or meals that feature turkey items instead of a whole bird.

Restaurants like Denny’s brought back its family-style Turkey and Dressing Dinner Pack, which included a carved turkey breast and sides portioned for four people. Cracker Barrel added multiple holiday meal options to the menu, with Thanksgiving meal offerings that serve...

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Dec 2 8:22 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Nov 25 8:38 AM, General News


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...

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Nov 23 8:16 AM, General News


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...

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Nov 23 8:15 AM, General News


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...

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Nov 18 9:56 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Nov 13 8:32 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Nov 13 8:30 AM, General News


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...

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Nov 11 8:13 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Nov 11 8:08 AM, Urner Barry


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...

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Nov 4 8:20 AM, General News


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...

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Oct 30 8:27 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: What’s Going On with Tom Breast Meat?

It’s safe to say that Thanksgiving and the whole bird centric activity which typically...

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Oct 22 8:11 AM, Urner Barry







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