Thanksgiving 2017: How much will Thanksgiving dinner cost? | Business Insider

This year’s estimated Thanksgiving dinner price is a $0.75 decrease from 2016. The ABF attributes the declining cost to the falling cost of turkeys, which usually happens every year before Thanksgiving.

For example, in the average year, November’s price per pound for turkey falls 10% lower than the price in September. As The New York Times’ Catherine Rampbell notes, grocery stores know that consumers coming in to buy turkeys will likely buy other items too, like ingredients for Thanksgiving side dishes.

But compared  to 2016, the prices of many side dish items are actually higher:  pumpkin pie mix (a 2.6% increase), whipped cream (up 4%), cranberries (a 1.7% increase), and pre-packaged stuffing (a 5.2% rise). Even if supermarkets take a hit from low turkey prices, they can still make up for it in other ways.

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Thanksgiving 2017: How much will Thanksgiving dinner cost? – Business Insider.

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