Although the Green Bay Packers are not playing in the Super Bowl this year, local supermarkets anticipate a busy week as home parties are being planned. A survey conducted by the National Retail Federation shows that an average of $88.65 will be spent by those expected to watch the game. Econofoods Store Manager Jon Calhoun says many of his departments are a lot busier the closer we get to kick-off.
Calhoun says the store plans a two-day meat sale prior to Super Bowl Sunday every year that works well for diehard grillers and party planners. Of the 17.2 million Americans expected to watch the big game Sunday, 19 percent will be throwing a party while another 27 percent plan on attending a Super Bowl party.