Black Friday is Right Around the Corner

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Updated: 11/28/2013 4:57 pm
Over 90 percent of Americans make seasonal purchases during the holiday season. From eggnog to stuffing, people are spending. That means local grocery stores are seeing a lot of traffic. Loritta Munos, a shopper, says, "I'm on a Black Friday chase. I just came to get some eggs and I hope I don't have to stand in line 20 minutes to get them." Similar to Black Friday, the night before Thanksgiving sees lots of traffic and lots of strategy from shoppers and grocery stores. Charles Ivy, another shopper, says, "They put more expensive stuff on the front cap so you pick those up first." Tina Hunter, a shopper, says, "Get it at a lesser price, and you always forget something the day before Thanksgiving." Over a third of the year's turkey consumption takes place just between Thanksgiving and Christmas. With that said, it's no surprise that local grocery stores see an increase. James Jackson, a grocer at Rouses, says, "During Thanksgiving and Christmas, dairy products move very well. It’s definitely a busy time of year." Studies show that turkey and other seasonal foods are cheaper during this season than any other, but with the economy still in recovery, consumers notice the price tags. Local grocery stores also report they have to double the man-power to keep shelves stocked for customers.
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