Amid growing concerns about the supply and cost of turkeys in the United States during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday season, Meijer, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-headquartered food retail chain is holding the price line at 33-cents per pound for private label Meijer frozen young turkeys bought through November 27. This compares with 99-cents per pound for Butterball frozen premium turkeys and 79-cents for Honeysuckle white frozen young turkeys. There is a purchase limit of two store brand birds per customer.
Additionally, the operator of more than 258 grocery stores and supercenters in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin is carrying a wide array of small and large birds to accommodate different gathering sizes. The retailer is offering a vast selection of turkeys, including organic and antibiotic-free birds to suit household preferences.
“Our highest priority is bringing value to our customers this holiday season,” said Don Sanderson, the company’s group vice president of foods. “This Thanksgiving will be significant to many of our customers as they return to more ‘normal’ traditions, and we want to make celebrating that return easy by offering an affordable turkey for every gathering.”
For families and hosts of large gatherings who prefer not to cook, Meijer is also taking orders for its pre-made heat and serve Thanksgiving dinners. It is offering a deluxe turkey dinner for $59.99, which includes a 10- to 12-pound pre-baked Butterball turkey, home-style stuffing, roasted turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry relish and a dozen King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls.
A deluxe ham dinner, also priced at $59.99, includes a 7- to 9-pound spiral ham, home-style stuffing, roasted turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry relish and a dozen King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls. Both deluxe dinners can feed 8-10 people.