Published: Nov 25, 2010 12:06 AM EST
Updated: Nov 24, 2010 9:08 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Move over Black Friday. For area grocery stores, it's the day before Thanksgiving that requires all hands on deck.

Grocery stores like the Publix at Colonial and Summerlin in Ft. Myers were busy all day as last minute shoppers came in for stuffing, cranberries, and even the all-important turkey.

"I'm a last minute shopper," Alex Miller joked with WINK News. "Guilty as charged."

Miller and his two kids were shopping for a turkey. Miller said he was surprised how easily he got in and out of the store around 2:00 Wednesday afternoon.

"I expected more people," he said.

By 5:00, they started showing up. All check out lines were open and in use at the Publix store.

Publix stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. However, Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie and Sweetbay will be open. Shoppers should double check store hours if they need additional last minute items.