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Three things we’re watching

By November 23, 2021January 25th, 2022No Comments

Every few weeks we share with you three things that we’re taking note of – from pop culture to communications’ trends to relevant mergers and acquisitions, helping you think about how to tap into the cultural zeitgeist. Hopefully this helps you stay in the know and at the top of your game.

Thanksgiving dinners will cost an eye-popping 14% more this year: A Thanksgiving feast for 10 people—including turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls, peas, cranberry sauce, a veggie tray, pumpkin pie and coffee—will average $53.31 this year, or about $6 per person, according to the 36th annual survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation. Last year, the same meal averaged $46.90. The reasons for this include supply chain issues, inflation, and the unprecedented demand of grocery store items.

Reese’s Made a Thanksgiving Pie – And Yes, It’s Literally Just a Huge Reece’s Cup: When we think of Thanksgiving, we think of pie. Reese’s has taken this to a whole new level this year by introducing a 9-inch version of their Reese’s cup in pie shape. For anyone who is a chocolate lover, this couldn’t be a better staple to have on your dinner table on Thursday.

Target makes Thanksgiving closures permanent: Target stores will close their doors for Thanksgiving Day, the retailer announced Monday, and will continue the policy every year moving forward. What started as a temporary measure driven by the pandemic is now the company’s new standard. Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Aldi are also following this trend of closing store doors on Thanksgiving.

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