SunstarTV Bureau: Medical physician in US had urged to cancel the ‘Thanksgiving’ festivities for the sake of the Covid-19 pandemic, but it turns out to be the cheapest version of ‘Thanksgiving’ in a decade.
.As per the annual survey of the American Farm Bureau Foundation (AFBF), the mean cost of a 10-person ‘Thanksgiving’ meal for this year is projected to be 4 per cent cheaper as compared to last year.
Turkey, the gem of the feast, will also be cheaper by seven per cent in comparison to its cost last year with an average cost of $19.39 for a 16-pound Turkey.
There will be less of a celebration this year due to the virus that has killed more than 25,000 Americans. The US has reported more than 2,000 Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours.
John Newton, Chief Economist for the AFBF said, “Pricing whole turkeys as ‘loss leaders’ to entice shoppers and move product is a strategy we’re seeing retailers use that’s increasingly common, the closer we get to the holiday.”
In a Covid-19-ridden America where there is a huge shortage of essential supplies like ,toilet papers due to bulk hoarding by people, turkeys in grocery stores are abundant and available.