The holiday shopping season got off to an earlier start and sales are lasting longer as retailers look to spread demand and reduce crowds. Sales dubbed “Black Friday” started in early November but there are still many new rounds of sales this week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified “shopping at crowded stores just before, on or after Thanksgiving” on a list of higher-risk activities to avoid and in guidance issued ahead of the fall holidays also suggested more online shopping.
Stores closed on Thanksgiving 2020
Here are the major retailers staying closed on Thanksgiving Day:
Thanksgiving Day grocery store hours
Because of state laws, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island stores will remain closed Thanksgiving. Stores in some areas could also have varied hours because of local or state restrictions amid the pandemic.
Acme Market: Most stores open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., all pharmacies closed.
Albertsons: Hours vary, but most have shorter hours..
Many stores are still operating with reduced hours due to COVID-19 and others will reduce hours further Thursday. Many gas station convenience stores will be open normal hours. Check with your store before heading out. Click on store names to search for location-specific information.
Instacart: The on-demand delivery service will be “servicing orders nationally, with delivery in as fast as an hour, from as early as 6 am – 2 pm local time on Thanksgiving Day,” the company told USA TODAY.