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Walmart notes it kept Thanksgiving prices same as 2021

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has announced that for shoppers stocking up on needed items for the holidays, it is keeping its prices the same as last year.

“The last few years brought new challenges to families planning their holiday meals, and this year is no different, from rising costs to concerns on supply for Thanksgiving favorites,” said John Laney, executive vice president, Food, Walmart U.S. “Despite that, we know our customers still want to celebrate the season and make memories with their loved ones, so we’ve been working hard to ensure they can do just that.”

“Saving money is a top priority for our customers right now, so this year, we’re removing inflation on an entire basket containing traditional Thanksgiving items,” Laney said. “We made significant investments on top of our everyday low prices so customers can get a traditional Thanksgiving meal at last year’s price at Walmart. After all these years, we know what our customers put into their baskets for Thanksgiving. All the basics are there, like turkey, ham, potatoes and stuffing, but the convenience items are there too, like ready-to-heat mac and cheese or freshly made pumpkin pie, and we ensured that the price for the same basket of items does not cost more than it did last year.”

“And like last year, Walmart’s turkey assortment is already available in stores … including whole turkeys for under $1/lb.,” he added. “The past couple of years have shown us that how our customers gather during the holidays is changing, with celebrations big and small. To best serve our customers all the ways they holiday, we offer an expanded selection of turkey offerings, from traditional whole turkeys of all sizes to bone-in breasts, boneless roasts and smoked turkeys.”

The company adds that it is keeping these price points through Dec. 26, 2022.

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