Posted by: meikah | 10 November 2009 | 7:48 pm
This year, Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the 26th of November.
In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated as a way of giving thanks to food collected from a good harvest in 1621. It started somehow as a religious festival, but has evolved into a secular one. American families gather together on this day and prepare a feast. The symbol of Thanksgiving Day is a stuffed turkey.
Now you can just imagine how many turkeys will be served on the tables during that day. Here’s an interesting data about that.
If production of turkey fails, whatever will happen to Thanksgiving Day celebration?
Filed under: Data, Data Analysis, SixSig, Thanksgiving Day
Posted by: meikah | 27 November 2008 | 12:25 am
Six Sigma is a data-driven initiative, and so if you are to apply it to any process, you must start with some data.
- 271 Million – The preliminary estimate of turkeys raised in the U.S. in 2008, with 49 million expected to come from Minnesota [Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Census Bureau]
- 46 Million – The number of turkeys predicted to be eaten at Thanksgiving, with the average turkey weighing 15 lbs [Source: National Turkey Federation]
- 41 Million – The number of Americans anticipated to travel more than 50 miles from home this Thanksgiving weekend [Source: AAA]
- 33.2 Million – Holiday travelers expected to go via car, a 1.2 percent decrease from 2007 [Source: AAA]
- $1.89 – National average price of gasoline per gallon as of Nov. 24 [Source: Energy Information Administration]
- 34% – The percentage of shoppers hitting the stores on “Black Friday” â€” the day after Thanksgiving [Source: Maritz, Inc.]
- $875 – Amount to be spent on gifts by 33 percent of Black Friday shoppers; 17 percent plan to spend over $1,000 [Source: Maritz, Inc.]
- 1.2% – Expected sales gain on Black Friday, down 7.1 percentage points from last year’s 8.3 percent sales increase [Source: BDO Seidman, LLP]
To my friends in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving!