We’ve all been there: You’re halfway through making Thanksgiving dinner and suddenly realize you’ve run out of heavy cream. And flour. And, oops, maybe you don’t have everything for your sweet potato recipe, either. A mad dash to your nearest Kroger store is in order, but will the grocery chain close — or close early — on Thanksgiving? Here’s everything you need to know about Kroger’s Thanksgiving hours.
Is Kroger Open on Thanksgiving?
Kroger, one of the largest grocery chains in the United States, also operates Ralphs, Dillons, Smith's, and Fred Meyer, among others. The company has traditionally kept its doors open on Thanksgiving Day — albeit with modified holiday hours. Last year, Kroger locations remained open on Thanksgiving Day until 4 p.m; customers can expect Kroger to be open on Thanksgiving 2023. Kroger pharmacies will be closed, however.
Despite plans to remain open on November 23, store hours may vary by location. Your best bet? Give your local Kroger outpost a call ahead of Turkey Day to confirm whether the store will be open (or operate with reduced hours).
In addition to knowing store hours, it's a good idea to stay updated on Kroger's Thanksgiving deals and specials. From turkeys to trimmings, you can usually find discounts to help keep your holiday meal costs low. The grocery store even put together a Thanksgiving schedule meant to help customers keep their holiday meal on track.
Not every grocery chain keeps regular business hours during the holidays. Trader Joe's, for example, will close on Thanksgiving, giving employees a chance to spend time with their friends and family.