Walmart is ready for the changes this Thanksgiving

A view outside a Walmart retail store is seen on July 16, 2020 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
A view outside a Walmart retail store is seen on July 16, 2020 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images) /

Walmart is ready for shopping habits to be different for this Thanksgiving

In a time when things have certainly changed and the year has been nothing like anyone would have initially anticipated, you have to be ready for change. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays normally associated with large family gatherings and a huge buffet’s worth of food options. This is probably why it’s generally my favorite holiday of the year. This year, Thanksgiving is expected to be different much like all of 2020. Walmart is prepared for the change in both the celebration of the holiday and the change in shopping habits that are sure to result from it.

As it is, different holiday celebrations have changed dramatically over the course of the year. Now as many states in the country are experiencing surges of the coronavirus, large Thanksgiving celebrations will probably be the exception and not the norm. This means fewer people will be looking for purchases of huge Turkeys and also diminishes the option of purchasing multiple birds for the big day.

According to a press email from the company, Walmart is expecting customers to be looking for less turkey this year. Due to this, the company is increasing its assortment of both boneless and bone-in turkey breasts in stores around the country by 20 to 30 percent. The strategy is partially based on the expectation of Thanksgiving gatherings being limited to immediate family rather than a full extended family meal and gathering.

Here are a couple more ways Walmart is changing for this Thanksgiving

Based on the shopping experience for Easter this year, Walmart is adjusting for a couple of other trends:

  • Plans for a longer shopping window starting Nov. 2.: This is with the expectation that people will try to shop early to avoid the major crowds in stores we normally see right before the holiday.
  • The growing popularity of ham and convenient solutions: During the Easter holiday, more people opted for the convenience of ham since they usually come pre-cooked. Walmart will be supplying stores accordingly.

dark. Next. Should we begin to stockpile food again?

Walmart hopes to continue to adjust to changes in habits to help make things easier for us the consumer. Personally, I still cannot wait for the food on Thanksgiving even if it will have to be shared with fewer people. I also may opt for both the ham and the turkey