THANKSGIVING SHOPPING HABITS SHIFT WEST DUNDEE, Ill. — November dollar sales of turkey have risen 7% during the past five years, while volumes are up 3%, but a growing number of shoppers are now purchasing their turkeys the week prior to Thanksgiving, according to a recent report by the Perishables Group here. Fifty-two percent of turkeys sold during the month of November 2009 were sold during the week of Thanksgiving, down from 58% in 2005. Meanwhile, sales of turkey the week before ...

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