Americans are making tough choices at the grocery store to stretch their budgets for the annual Thanksgiving meal

KEY POINTS

  • Some local grocery chains will open their online stores for their customers to avoid in-store rush
  • Big grocery chains such as Costco and Target are closed on Thanksgiving Day
  • The prices of most Thanksgiving commodities have seen double-digit percent increase

It's that time of the year again to be thankful for family and friends. This Thanksgiving, all eyes are on what's on the dinner table.

At this moment, almost every American family is now preparing to create an amazing and flawless feast.

Some grocery stores such as Costco, Target, Trader Joe's and Walmart have announced that they will be closed on Thanksgiving.

But for those who still lack some ingredients and dishes for dinner, here are the grocery stores that will be open on Thanksgiving:

  • Acme: Most stores are open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Albertsons: All stores will close at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Big Lots: Some stores will be open, but operating times may vary by location. Check the nearest Big Lots.
  • City Market: Stores are open until 4 p.m., but the pharmacy is closed on Thanksgiving.
  • Dollar General: These stores are open on Thanksgiving, but hours may vary by store.
  • Food Lion: Stores are open until 3 p.m.
  • Fred Meyer: Stores are open until 4 p.m.
  • Giant Food Stores: Stores are open until 2 p.m., but the pharmacy is closed.
  • H-E-B: Stores are open from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., while curbside is available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The pharmacy is closed on Thanksgiving.
  • Harris Teeter: Stores are open until 2 p.m.
  • Jewel Osco: All stores are open, but operating times vary by location. Some pharmacies are also open, but hours may vary. Check the store nearest to you.
  • King Soopers: Stores are open until 4 p.m. The pharmacy is closed on Thanksgiving.
  • Kroger: Stores are open until 4 p.m.
  • Lucky Supermarkets: All stores are open until 6 p.m.
  • Market Street: Most stores are open, but operating hours may vary by location. Check the nearest store to you.
  • Pavilions: Stores are open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The pharmacy is closed on Thanksgiving.
  • Piggly Wiggly: Most stores are open, but hours may vary. Check the nearest store to you.
  • Rite Aid: Most stores are open, but operating hours may vary by location. Check their website to find out the nearest store to you.
  • Safeway: Stores are open, but the pharmacy is closed on Thanksgiving. Hours may vary by location, so check the nearest store to you.
  • Sprouts: Stores are open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tom Thumb: Stores are open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • United Supermarkets: Most stores are open, but hours may vary by location. Check the nearest store to you.
  • Vons: Stores are open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The pharmacy is closed.
  • Walgreens: Most stores are open, but operating hours may vary by location. Check the nearest store to you.
  • Wegmans Food Market: Most stores are open until 4 p.m. However, it announced on its website that its stores in Massachusetts would be closed on Thanksgiving.
  • Whole Foods: Most stores are open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year's Thanksgiving could be more challenging for consumers as prices of essential food ingredients and other commodities have increased.

The government estimated a double-digit percent increase in prices of holiday products, ranging from 9.5% to 10.5%, CBS News reported.

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