Last minute food shoppers on Thanksgiving Day


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Many people are spending Thanksgiving cooking, but it never fails that some families forget some ingredients.

Many shoppers were at Meijer in Hamburg in Lexington on Thursday picking up last minute items.

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The store director says on Thanksgiving, the most popular items at checkout are butter, gravy, sweet potatoes and cream cheese.

Meijer stores combined usually sell around two million sweet potatoes during the holidays, according to the chain.


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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at