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Shoppers Making Supermarket Dash to Stock Up for Thanksgiving

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Shoppers are making a mad dash to the supermarket to stock up for the Thanksgiving meal.  While many already have their turkeys thawing, some are still filling those carts with all the holiday fixings.

We think of the day before Thanksgiving as the busiest travel day of the year, but it's also one of the busiest days for grocery stores.

It's the second busiest, behind December 23, at the Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville.  Procrastinating shoppers packed the parking lot Wednesday morning.

Inside the grocery store, the longest line was at the kiosk to pick up preordered Thanksgiving items.  The coolers are filled with turkeys and the store has two extra 53-foot trucks to keep restocking.

Whole Foods Market expects 10,000 shoppers Wednesday.  That's triple the store's typical daily business.

"Come early or come late," said Jeff Turner with Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville.  "If you come at 8:00 or 9:00 tonight, it'll not be as busy as it is right now and we'll still have everything."

According to the American Farm Bureau, your Thanksgiving dinner including the turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all of the basic trimmings will cost about $50 to feed 10 people.

Whole Foods Market will be open until Wednesday 10:00 p.m., and Thanksgiving Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The store's hot bar will serve up an entire Thanksgiving feast Thursday if you need a quick meal.

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