More consumers are buying partial birds like turkey breasts retailers said

More consumers are buying partial birds like turkey breasts, retailers said.

Consumers add twists to traditional turkey

Publix, Associated find the bird still beckons consumers for Thanksgiving, but with new variations

The traditional Thanksgiving turkey hasn’t gone the way of the dodo bird, but it is evolving.

More and more consumers are seeking entrée alternatives to the whole roasted bird, including incorporating other proteins in the meal, and are opting for partial birds, such as breasts or boneless turkey roasts. Shoppers are also buying more specialty turkeys, such as organic and antibiotic-free.

Maria Brous, a spokeswoman for Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla., said frozen

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