BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores said customers can purchase a 10-person Thanksgiving meal for $34.86, which is close to 30% less than the national average $49.04 estimated by the American Farm Bureau Federation.


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“We don’t believe families should have to compromise their holiday meal traditions because they are concerned about how much it costs,” Jack Sinclair, executive vice president of grocery, Walmart U.S., said in a statement. “Every day, we are focused on offering low prices to our customers and Thanksgiving is no different.”

AFBF priced out a meal that included a 16-pound turkey, rolls, peas, stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie mix and whipped cream, milk, carrots and celery. Wal-Mart said shoppers could find comparable items at its stores.

This year’s national average Thanksgiving meal price is 44 cents less than last year’s cost, according to AFBF.

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