At Food 4 Less in Medford almost every cash register was open. According to managers, the store has been busy all week leading up to Independence Day with people buying burgers, hot dogs, ice, and sodas.
“Typically we are really busy before the Fourth of July,” said Renee West, a General Manager at Food 4 Less. “When it falls on a weekend like this though, it’s steadier, and it will continue on for the whole weekend.”
A recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation estimates two-thirds of Americans observing the holiday will celebrate with a cookout. Those Americans will spend an average of $68 per household on cookout supplies and groceries.