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Published: Fri, November 24, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Last-minute Thanksgiving shoppers rush to area grocery stores

Last-minute Thanksgiving shoppers rush to area grocery stores

Local 5's Steve Dent went shopping to see how customers and employees were doing one day ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Most stores will be open on Thanksgiving but hours vary by location. Contact your store for specific hours on Thursday.

Walgreens: Most Walgreens stores will be open regular hours on Thanksgiving Day according to the ad. Stores located in strip centers will be open 4 p.m.to 10 p.m. Stores located in malls will be opened during the mall's hours of operation.

Park Meadows will open 6 p.m. - midnight on Thanksgiving and will reopen on Black Friday from 6 a.m.to 10 p.m.

Whole Foods Store locations will have limited hours, but will be open on Thanksgiving for last minute needs.

Aldi will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Visit its website for information about particular store hours.

Thanksgiving weekend hours at the mall are from 8 a.m.to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, and 10 a.m.to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. The day commemorates the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and Native Americans when they arrived in the New World in October 1621. The stores will be open from 7 a.m.to 10 p.m. on Black Friday.

Consumers can shop online on Thanksgiving at stores that are closed that day "and going to be able to get fantastic Thanksgiving Day deals online as they would in stores", Smith said.

Safeway: Most stores will be open, but hours vary, so make sure to check with your local store for details. Online sales begin at midnight on Thanksgiving.

Publix stores and pharmacies will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Southwest Plaza is open from 6 p.m.to midnight on Thanksgiving Day and will be open from 6 a.m.to 9 p.m. on Friday. The Target Black Friday add is here.

Rite Aid: Most Rite Aid stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day. The company also has several pre-Black Friday deals offered through its catalog.

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