Thanksgiving USA – Brought to You by Logistics Professionals!
Things have changed since the first Thanksgiving in 1621. Today, a successful Thanksgiving involves a comprehensive supply chain performance to produce a feast of favorite foods from farm to fork in time for dinner.
It’s that time again! On demand this week: Thanksgiving dinner, celebrated by 250+ million Americans on the fourth Thursday of November.
- About 88% of the American population will consume turkey
- 50 million pumpkin pies will be eaten, and
- 370 billion cranberries will be produced and shipped.
Not to mention the TONS of green beans and potatoes, tryptophan induced naps and football cheers all afternoon!
We at Team DCA, give thanks for the traditions, and for the flawless execution by supply chain professionals bringing the plenty to our families and tables this season.
Consumers Likely to Increase Holiday Spending & Go Extra Mile for a Good Deal
While holiday spending is likely to increase again this year in the United States – with 44 percent of U.S. consumers planning to spend more than they did last year – frugality will be the theme this holiday season, as shoppers want more for their money and are willing to put in the extra work to get the best deals, according to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey.
Now in its 10th year, the Accenture Holiday Shopping Survey found that 42 percent of consumers this year said they rarely or never expect to pay full price for an item during the holiday season. In addition, two-thirds (67 percent) said they will purchase items from different stores or websites to get the lowest price, and nearly three-quarters (72 percent) said they would be enticed by promotions or coupons to shop at a store they have not used in the last year.