Grocery Stores Prepare for Thanksgiving Rush

Shoppers are expected to be out in full force getting last minute ingredients before Thanksgiving.

The Wednesday before the big holiday is usually a busy day for grocers.

People are also getting ready for Black Friday, one of the biggest consumer shopping days of the year.

Meijer in Cadillac is expecting the days around Thanksgiving to be a busy despite the pandemic. Stores are working to keep their customers as safe as possible.

Store Director Brandon Sutton says, “We’re actually anticipating it being even busier than it has been because of everything going on with the pandemic and more and for people shopping for their regular households and also doing smaller gatherings so are going to be purchasing more Thanksgiving items and regular staple items and we’re also running our Black Friday week-long ads so people are going to be starting their Black Friday shopping in anticipation for the upcoming Christmas season.”

11 25 20 800 Holiday Shopping Live.transferShoppers say they’re just getting a few items Wednesday morning and getting together with their families.

Manton resident Becky Kosloski says, “I stopped in for a couple things and ended up deciding I was going to bake some more and going to make a new–it’s an eggnog bread. and a new cookie recipe. we’re having family at our house, there will be about 10 of us and just going to get together and count our blessings.”

Another shopper, Cadillac resident Bob Perez, says he plans to “Just stay home with the family that’s about all we can do. Hopefully Detroit will win.”

Meijer will be open until midnight Wednesday and open Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.