Buying turkey and pie for Thanksgiving? Get ready for higher prices and ‘don’t wait until Wednesday night.’

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — For months, consumers have been hearing they’ll need to shop early to keep supply chain issues from playing Scrooge with holiday gift-giving. Some are heeding that advice when shopping for Thanksgiving feasts too. About 400 people have ordered turkeys from Paulina Market — twice the number of orders the Lakeview butcher shop and specialty grocer would usually have this early in November, said owner Bill Begale. “We have Christmas orders already, which is rare,” he said. Begale isn’t worried about running short. He ordered more than 1,400 turkeys from a Minnesota farm in August. Groce…

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