Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many stores had to abandon their late-night Thanksgiving hours in 2022 and beyond, as a result of the prevailing circumstances and the need to prioritize safety measures.
Following input from employees expressing satisfaction in spending the holiday at home, Target, for instance, announced to its staff in 2021 that shutting down stores on Thanksgiving would be “the fresh norm”.
Retailers are capitalizing on the growing popularity of online shopping by closing brick-and-mortar stores even before the holiday season begins, allowing shoppers to kick off their shopping online. Additionally, retailers are starting to extend the window for holiday shopping by offering deals earlier than ever before.
Most locations, with typical holiday hours, will keep their doors open on Thursday, Nov. 24, including popular drugstore Rite Aid and supermarket chain Whole Foods Market.
Here’s what we have information on regarding the operating hours of stores on Thanksgiving Day in the year 2022.
Walmart – Shut down
In 2020, many companies began practicing a continuous response to the pandemic. On Thanksgiving, other large chains and Walmart will once again close their stores.
In an NBC interview, John Furner, the CEO of Walmart U.S., Expressed, “Once more, we will not operate on Thanksgiving. It is a concept that is part of history.”
Target – Shut down
All Target stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, with most stores reopening at 7 a.M. Local time on Black Friday.
Top Choice – Shut Down
The consumer electronics retailer extends its store hours during the holiday shopping season, remaining closed on Thanksgiving, and operates from 10 a.M. To 9 p.M. On Monday through Saturday, as well as from 10 a.M. To 8 p.M. On Sunday.
Big Lots – Available
Big Lots will be available on Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.M. To 9 p.M.
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Kohl’s – Shut down
Walgreens – Available
Most Walgreen stores will remain open on Thanksgiving Day, albeit with adjusted operating hours. The majority of 24-hour pharmacies and stores will maintain their regular schedules.
Trader Joe’s – Shut down
Thanksgiving, together with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, is observed as a nationwide closure at Trader Joe’s stores. On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, grocery stores will shut down at 5 p.M. Local time.
Whole Foods – Available
The Whole Foods supermarket chain modifies its opening hours on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day, and remains closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Kroger – Available
Pharmacies will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Other subsidiaries such as Ralphs, Meyer, and Fred Kroger will remain open until 4 p.M. Local time on Thanksgiving Day.
BJ’s Wholesale Club – Shut down
BJ’s warehouse clubs will resume operations on Black Friday at 7 a.M. Local time, without offering senior hours. The company stated that in 2021, as part of its long-standing tradition, it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow “rest and recharge” for its team members to enjoy quality time with their loved ones.
CVS – Differs depending on the location
Home Depot – Not Open
The home renovation store is closed on Thanksgiving and opens again on Black Friday, with store hours varying depending on the location.
Rite Aid – Available
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Shut Down
The retailer will close all stores on Thanksgiving Day, and most locations will be open 6 a.M. Local time on Black Friday.
Costco – Shut down
Staples – Shut down
The office supplies chain will be closed on Thanksgiving, and most locations will reopen at 9 a.M. Local time on Black Friday.
Starbucks – Differs depending on the location
Macy’s – Shut
The department store will extend its hours from 11:59 p.M. To 6 a.M. The following day. Macy’s stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.