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Sam's Club stocks up on turkeys ahead of bustling holiday season
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Members-only warehouse Sam’s Club is stocking up on fatter turkeys and taller Christmas trees as it prepares for what it expects to be a bustling holiday season with many families gathering for the first time in two years due to the pandemic.
The Walmart-owned bulk retailer announced Friday that it has stocked up on larger-sized holiday merchandise after hearing from customers that "it’s ‘game on’ this Christmas, maybe like never before," according to Tony Rogers, chief member officer.
The company doubled the size of its popular holiday side dishes, ordering four-pound servings of mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, up from two pounds in years past, company executives told CNBC.
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And after prioritizing smaller turkeys last year, Sam’s Club is stocking up on more heavier turkeys — to the tune of about 18 pounds or more — this time around, with the thinking that people will travel to be with family for the holidays as vaccinations drive down the threat of COVID-19.