Major Grocery Stores Like Walmart and Target Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving This Year

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Major Grocery Stores Like Walmart and Target Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving This Year

From Good Housekeeping

You made your grocery list, checked it twice, went shopping four times – and yet, you still forgot an essential item for your Thanksgiving dinner.

It happens to the best of us. Whether you realize you need more Thanksgiving side dishes or a second turkey, or you discover you ran out of toilet paper an hour before your guests arrive, chances are you'll need to make a quick supermarket run on Thanksgiving. But not to worry, because several grocery stores will stay open for the holiday to meet your needs.

Since every location's hours can change, be sure to call your local store before heading out. (Note: Target and Walmart, which are usually open for Thanksgiving, have announced that they will close for the holiday this year due to the pandemic.)

If you prefer delivery, Amazon Prime members in participating cities can take advantage of free, two-hour delivery available with Prime Now. Or, if you'd rather have someone else do the cooking, certain restaurants and fast food joints will be open for Thanksgiving too.

While exact hours and locations are subject to change as we approach Thanksgiving (which falls on November 26), here's what we know so far about which grocery stores will be open.

Don't forget to check out's Thanksgiving 2020 guide.

Grocery Stores Open on Thanksgiving

  • ACME: Typically open on Thanksgiving, but hours may very depending on location.

  • Albertsons: Select stores should be open from 6 a.m. until at least 10 p.m.

  • Cub Foods: The stores typically stay open 24/7, and you can even pre-order your Thanksgiving dinner for pickup or delivery.

  • Fairway: In the past, stores have followed normal business hours (until 11 p.m. for most locations).

  • Food4Less: Hours start at 6 a.m. and end at midnight all year long.

  • The Fresh Market: Stores were open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m last year.

  • Hannaford: Stores have opened at either 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. and closed at 3 p.m in past years.

  • Kroger: Most stores normally open around 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Ralphs: Locations typically open as early as 5 a.m. and close at midnight.

  • Safeway: Most stores usually stay open from 6 a.m. until midnight.

  • Save Mart: Past Thanksgivings, stores were open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Shaw's: Many stores are normally open between 7 a.m. and midnight.

  • ShopRite: Hours are usually from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Sprouts Farmers Market: The markets usually operate from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Stop & Shop: Last year, stores closed at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

  • Vons: Many stores are usually open 6 a.m. to midnight, if not 24 hours a day.

  • Wegmans: Stores will generally stay open until 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

  • Whole Foods: All stores will be open this year, but customers are advised to check the website for specific hours closer to the actual date.

Grocery Stores Closed on Thanksgiving

  • Aldi

  • BJ's Wholesale Club

  • Costco

  • Publix

  • Sam's Club

  • Target

  • Trader Joe's

  • Walmart

  • Winn-Dixie

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