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Supermarket "marketing" of Thankgiving items

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Supermarket "marketing" of Thankgiving items

cgarner | Nov 1, 2010 09:44 AM

I was in a grocery store for the first time in what seemed like a very long time this past weekend and walked by a display that seemingly had Thanksgiving, all laid out for you.

Boxes of stove top stuffing
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Canned Yams, corn, cranberry and green beans as well as the ubiquitous cream of mushroom soup and French's fried onions for that casserole-thing

Libby's even makes canned Pumpkin PIE FILLING...

My Step mother is a horrible cook and we used to be subjected to her stuffing and each year it was a miracle that nobody went to the hospital from food poisoning, I'd have welcomed Stove Top back in those days, so I guess I get some pre-packaged convienience for T-Day but they had everything so lined up there it made me wonder:

Do you think that many people really eat like that for Thanksgiving, or is it more of a marketing "one stop shop" thing?

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