Thanksgiving Meal Costs Nearly 30 Percent Less at Walmart
Price Comparison to American Farm Bureau Federation Estimates Show Significant
Savings on Family Holiday Meal
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 14, 2013
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The American Farm Bureau
Federation (AFBF) reported today that Americans will pay $49.04 for a
10-person Thanksgiving meal this year. Walmart customers can get the same
meal for $34.86, nearly 30 percent less than the national average.
"We don't believe families should have to compromise their holiday meal
traditions because they are concerned about how much it costs," said Jack
Sinclair, executive vice president of grocery, Walmart U.S. "Every day, we are
focused on offering low prices to our customers and Thanksgiving is no
Customers can also shop with confidence at Walmart through the retailer's ad
match programs, including Christmas Ad Match*. If customers spot a lower price
before or after they've done their grocery shopping on any items, Walmart will
match the price.*
A total of 167 volunteer shoppers from 34 states participated in the American
Farm Bureau's informal survey this year. The survey asked shoppers to price
out Thanksgiving staples including turkey, pumpkin pie mix, sweet potatoes,
stuffing and other traditional ingredients. The products Walmart used in this
analysis are comparable to items included in the Farm Bureau report.
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live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through
their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members
visit our more than 11,000 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and
e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of
approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates
worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate
philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart
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Online merchandise sales are available at
*Walmart stores will match a local competitor's printed ad on an identical
item, from now until Dec 24. Customers bring in their receipt and the current
ad and Walmart will give them the difference on a gift card. Excludes
Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday ads. Restrictions apply.
Contact: Walmart Media Relations, Phone: 1-800-331-0085,
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