BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores said customers can purchase a 10-person Thanksgiving meal for $34.86, which is close to 30% less than the national average $49.04 estimated by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
“We don’t believe families should have to compromise their holiday meal traditions because they are concerned about how much it costs,” Jack Sinclair, executive vice president of grocery, Walmart U.S., said in a statement. “Every day, we are focused on offering low prices to our customers and Thanksgiving is no different.”
AFBF priced out a meal that included a 16-pound turkey, rolls, peas, stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie mix and whipped cream, milk, carrots and celery. Wal-Mart said shoppers could find comparable items at its stores.
This year’s national average Thanksgiving meal price is 44 cents less than last year’s cost, according to AFBF.
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