LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Smaller turkeys, boneless breasts and more ham is expected to be on dinner tables this Thanksgiving.
As with everything else this year, Walmart and Butterball is expecting the traditional Thanksgiving dinner to look a little different because of the ongoing pandemic and efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.READ MORE: Bell Gardens Police Find`Ghost Gun' While Searching For Suspect
Butterball has found number of people who plan to host a big Thanksgiving gathering has dropped to 26% this year, down from 30% during a typical year, Walmart said, and those who plan to celebrate only with immediate family has gone up to 31% from 21% during a typical year.READ MORE: LA County Reports 1,313 New Cases Of COVID-19; 22 Deaths
Because of shoppers’ changing habits, Walmart says it will sell a wider range of turkey products in advance of Thanksgiving this year. The retail giant says they’ll still have plenty of whole birds in stock, but will increase its offerings of bone-in and boneless turkey breasts by 20-30% at its stores across the country. They also plan to begin its turkey sales earlier in the season, on Nov. 2.MORE NEWS: Woman, Child Found Dead Inside Rancho Cucamonga Home
Walmart also said ham sales continued to peak from Easter into summer, so they plan to also increase their inventory of ham for Thanksgiving.