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County Market reports a larger customer count for Thanksgiving

Shoppers say they are doing more gatherings this year.
Shoppers say they are doing more gatherings this year.(WGEM)
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 6:36 PM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM) - The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is reportedly one of the busiest days for grocery stores. County Market reported a busier year than last with more people going out and families gathering indoors.

County Market Store Director Tim Newendyke made sure to order more supplies this year so the store would be more well-stocked.

“We should see up to a thousand customers or more today, it’s been pretty steady this morning already so this afternoon and evening will just continue to pick up,” Newendyke said. “I’ve been seeing the typical Thanksgiving items selling, obviously turkeys and hams, baking items have been doing well, and we’ve been able to keep really good stock on those things, too.”

Many shoppers said they already had their turkeys roasting in the oven and were just stopping to pick up things they may have forgotten. One shopper, Chris Terrill, said he spaced out his shopping throughout the week, starting with the turkey on Monday and today, picked up his last item, pumpkin pie. This year, he’ll get to gather with his family.

“I didn’t travel last year, didn’t go see the family members. Didn’t have family members over so kind of nice to have everyone back here for some sort of a normalcy,” Terrill said.

County Market plans to remain open on Thanksgiving Day for its normal hours of operation, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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