The pre-Thanksgiving sales volume of holiday favorites always amazed me when I was a grocery manager. It was nearly impossible to keep products such as green beans, mushroom soup, yams and pumpkin on the shelves. We built huge displays of each to support sales of 50 to 100 cases per item. Green bean sales, for example, went from a couple of cases each week to several pallets in November.
My local natural foods retailer does a fantastic job of encouraging shoppers to preorder Tha