If you are still looking to pick up a traditional turkey for Thanksgiving dinner this week, you should be able to find what you need locally. Overcoming supply chain challenges this year, local grocers have been able to keep up with the demand for Thanksgiving dinner for the most part. According to Market Research Firm IRI, nationally, 60 percent of turkeys were out of stock at the end of October. Mike Mauer, meat manager at Stodola's IGA in Luxemburg says his department has been able to keep up with the demand for turkeys of all sizes.
Tadych’s Econo Foods Store Manager Jon Calhoun in Sturgeon Bay says the store still has a good supply of small to medium turkeys as of Tuesday afternoon. According to USDA data, wholesale frozen turkeys weighing 16 pounds or less cost on average $1.41 a pound currently, up 23 percent from last year.