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Last minute shoppers fill Albany grocery stores

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – Hundreds of people went straight from work to the grocery store Wednesday evening to do some last minute Thanksgiving Day shopping. Grocery stores all over Albany have been crowded all day.

Everybody's showing up with grocery list in hand. And it's interesting that a lot of shoppers are not as concerned with buying store brands to save money, but instead they're sticking with products they know from experience. They say Thanksgiving is a holiday worth spending some extra money.

"We've got so much to be thankful for. And that time of just sharing with family, and just the memories of thanksgiving. So thanksgiving is just a very special time of year," said Winn Dixie Shopper Cassandra Miller.

Of course turkey, ham, potatoes, and collard greens were some of the most popular items. Managers nearly tripled their staff to prepare for the large crowds.

Tuesday is when the busy Thanksgiving shopping really started. Winn Dixie saw 1400 people but expect that number to nearly double Wednesday.

Winn Dixie's Thanksgiving sales are about the same as they were last year.

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