CFN – Thanksgiving in the US and in border towns of Canada may mean Black Friday shopping to many; but it’s also a time to celebrate with family over some turkey.
Turkey sales are so massive that one grocery store in Massena usually sells out a full tractor trailer load each year.
I spoke with assistant manager Brett Price of the Massena Hannaford who stated he couldn’t give me an exact number, but speculated that at least 75,000 pounds of turkey are sold around the holiday period by the store!
With birds averaging about 14-16 pounds each that’s a lot of turkeys!
Shoppers this year were allowed one per person. CBSA allows Canadians to bring one bird per person back duty free. After that 180% duty is added; but at .59 cents per pound this year that still is a deal for many Canadian Shoppers!
A few CBSA agents speaking off the record stated that they had seen a rise this year of Canucks looking for fowl deals!