NEW YORK — People are looking forward to Thanksgiving even though the ingredients for the traditional meal are estimated to cost 13.5% more than they did a year ago, according to IRI’s 2022 Thanksgiving Tracker report.
But Walmart vows to put that kind of holiday meal inflation on hold. “We’re proud to offer customers this year’s Thanksgiving meal at last year’s price so families don’t need to worry about how they’ll set their holiday table,” Walmart U.S. executive vice president of food John Laney said earlier this month.
The price break applies to such holiday favorites as turkey, ham, potatoes and stuffing, as well as to ready-to-heat mac and cheese or freshly made pumpkin pie. Laney said the prices will be in place through December 26.
Meanwhile, Aldi said its own Thanksgiving Price Rewind will take the prices on holiday favorite foods all the way down to 2019 levels.
“Providing amazing products at the absolute lowest prices is what we’ve always done, and we know right now that’s more important than ever,” said Dave Rinaldo, president of Aldi U.S.