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Supermarkets opening hours on Memorial Day weekend: Walmart, Costco, Target and regional chains

On Monday 31 May, many workers in the US will have the day off and celebrate with a BBQ and may wonder what store will be open for last-minute trips.

Supermarkets opening hours on Memorial Day weekend: Walmart, Costco, Target and regional chains

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer and through Labor Day it estimated that those in the US consume around seven billion hotdogs. Sales this Memorial Day are expected to surpass their 2020 levels as more people in the United States have been vaccinated. More than half of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccines and many are planning to celebrate by gathering with friends and family. 

Which supermarkets will be open?

National Chains

Those interested in getting their hefty supply of meat, snacks, and drinks from Costco, should know that on Memorial Day the warehouse retailer will be closed.

The majority of Target and Walmart locations across the United States will be open, but shoppers should confirm that their local store is open. Most Target locations will be open from 9 AM until 10 PM. As for Walmart, most stores will be open from 6 AM to 10 PM.

Safeway and Albertsons are two of the nation’s largest grocery chains with locations in twenty-three states combined.  Both Albertsons and Safeway will be open during their normal hours on Memorial Day. Pharmacy hours at these locations may be impacted by the holiday and it is best to see if your local store is affected before going to pick up a prescription.

Grocery stores belonging to the Kroger organization, including Harris Teeter on the East Coast and Fred Meyer on the West, will be open. Kroger is also the parent company of Food For Less and Smith's Food and Drug.

Region Chains

The following chains across the West, Mid-West, Northeast, and South will be operating their normal business hours.

West Coast

• Raleys

• Save Mart

• WinCo Foods

Each of these stores only closes down operations completely on Christmas Day.


• Fareway

• Hy-Vee

• Meijer

• Schnucks

• Spartan Nash 

Pharmacy locations at these stores may not be operating on the same schedule.

North East

• Giant Eagle 

• Market Basket

• Price Chopper 

• Price Rite

• ShopRite 

• Tops 

• Weis Markets

• Wegmans 


• Brookshire’s 

• Brookshire Brothers 

• Food City 

• Harps Food Stores 

• Ingles Market 

• Piggly Wiggly 

• Publix