TIE-INS HELP GARNISH HOLIDAY TURKEY SALES

Retail sales of turkey were strong this year, but there were a few changes in the typical Thanksgiving sales picture, according to retailers contacted by SN last week.Some supermarket meat executives said hams sold surprisingly well for this traditionally turkey-only holiday, especially in the Midwest. Also, while frozen birds continued to be the sales leader, some retailers saw a rise in sales of

Retail sales of turkey were strong this year, but there were a few changes in the typical Thanksgiving sales picture, according to retailers contacted by SN last week.

Some supermarket meat executives said hams sold surprisingly well for this traditionally turkey-only holiday, especially in the Midwest. Also, while frozen birds continued to be the sales leader, some retailers saw a rise in sales of fresh birds and growing interest in turkey parts and smoked turkey items.

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