NEW YORK — Retailers waging “turkey wars” this holiday season could be hurt by the rising cost of ammunition, but their efforts may pay off. Turkey costs are up about 24% this year compared with last year, even though price competition among retailers for turkeys is hotter than it was a year ago, said Meredith Adler, an analyst at Barclays Capital, speaking at Barclays' annual Holiday Retail Roundtable here last week. “Turkey prices are ridiculous, and since the cost of turkeys is up ...

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