Last minute Thanksgiving grocery shopping - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Last minute Thanksgiving grocery shopping

If you need some last-minute items for Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll likely be fighting the crowds at the grocery store to get them. If you need some last-minute items for Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll likely be fighting the crowds at the grocery store to get them.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

If you need some last-minute items for Thanksgiving dinner, you'll likely be fighting the crowds at the grocery store to get them.

Dennis Marchi is a manager at Schnucks. He said if you need the Thanksgiving essentials, workers have places most items in plain view.

"So they don't have to look for it," Marchi said. "It's going to be right there at their location."

Marchi said come when it's the least crowded.

"The best time to come is in the morning and they can do their shopping. You can see here, the big items, celery, cranberries, brussel sprouts, those are the items that people are looking for," Marchi said. "We are still open for 24 hours and we are open tomorrow. So, if you forget something or have an extra party coming, we'll have the product."

He said there's no chance of them running out.

"We will have fresh product. We've got the turkeys, we've got fresh turkeys, we've got plenty of them," Marchi said. "We are very well-stocked so there will be no issue."

For shoppers in a hurry, Marchi said the store stocks pre-made pies for a quick grab.

"We have a variety of all kinds of pies. We have apple. We have cherry, peach, pumpkin, that's the great one, everybody wants to buy it," Marchi said. "We've got organic turkeys. People are really asking for those this year. We've got fresh turkey breasts. That's another one that people like so much. We've got just a variety of turkeys that they want and we have it."

One shopper said she came in to get a few items still left on her list.

"We are doing last minute shopping on just little stuff that we still need." Shelia Davis said. "[We are getting] just little odds and ends that we don't have. We knew it was going to be packed. Everybody's doing what we are doing."

Davis will have a house-full tomorrow and she wouldn't want it any other way.

"I have seven adult children and 27 grandkids and nine great-grand babies," Davis said.

Davis said after this last shopping trip she's got everything she needs for the perfect meal.

"I'm a down-home cooking woman so I've got everything ready to go," Davis said. "I just need to be home long enough to do it."

Local stores open on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Cape Girardeau Walmart – open all day
  • Cape Girardeau Schnucks – open until 6 p.m.
  • Cape Girardeau Food Giant – open until 2 p.m.
  • Sikeston Food Giant – open until 2 p.m.
  • Poplar Bluff Country Mart – open until 10 p.m.
  • Poplar Bluff Kroger – open until 4 p.m.
  • Jackson County Mart – open until midnight

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • City dodges information error during audit

    City dodges information error during audit

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:01:22 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:18:23 GMT
    Jonesboro Municipal Center (Source: KAIT)Jonesboro Municipal Center (Source: KAIT)

    In an effort to address a decade-old information error, Mayor Harold Perrin has organized a special meeting for June 27 at 5:30 p.m.

    In an effort to address a decade-old information error, Mayor Harold Perrin has organized a special meeting for June 27 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Speeding in residential neighborhoods increase

    Speeding in residential neighborhoods increase

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:24:48 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:03:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Summers out which means more kids are outside playing, but more speeders are out as well.

    Summers out which means more kids are outside playing, but more speeders are out as well.

  • A-State, Centennial Bank to break ground on Welcome Center

    A-State, Centennial Bank to break ground on Welcome Center

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-06-26 23:20:25 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-27 01:00:31 GMT
    The proposed A-State Welcome Center on Aggie Road (Source: Arkansas State University)The proposed A-State Welcome Center on Aggie Road (Source: Arkansas State University)

    Officials with Arkansas State University and Centennial Bank will be in Jonesboro Tuesday to break ground on a new welcome center on campus. 

    Officials with Arkansas State University and Centennial Bank will be in Jonesboro Tuesday to break ground on a new welcome center on campus. 

Powered by Frankly