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Memorial Day grocery and drugstore chains: Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Walmart, CVS open; Costco closed
Biden to troops before Memorial Day: ‘We owe you’President Joe Biden traveled to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia Friday to thank troops ahead of the Memorial Day weekend and acknowledge the unheralded sacrifices that the service members and their families make. (May 28)APIf you need another pack of hot dogs for your Memorial Day barbecue or another ingredient, you have plenty of options Monday.The majority of grocery store chains will be open for the federal holiday, which commemorates military personnel who died in service, though some will have reduced hours.Walmart, Target, Publix, Kroger and Albertsons are open as are drugstore chains, including CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. But most pharmacies will be closed or operate with limited hours.Monday is seen as the unofficial start to summer and grilling season. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, 56% of grill owners plan to fire up the grill this weekend. Save better, spend better: Money tips and advice delivered right to your inbox. Sign up hereBut regardless of your zip code, all Costco Wholesale clubs are closed Monday like they are for other holidays, including Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.Natural Grocers also told USA TODAY its stores are closed.Most large convenience stores, including 7-Eleven, Wawa, Pilot Flying J and Cumberland Farms, will be open, too.National restaurant chains, including Starbucks, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ and Chili’s, are open, and on-demand services, including Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash will deliver orders Monday for participating local and national restaurants.Memorial Day barbecue food safety: You might be grilling your burgers wrongHoliday weekend sales: Memorial Day 2021: Walmart, Wayfair, The Home Depot and more amazing sales to shop nowGrocery stores open Memorial Day 2021Check with your store before heading out as hours can vary, and some stores will operate with reduced holiday hours. This list also includes convenience stores and drugstore chains. Click on store names to search for location-specific information. Note, not all retailers regularly update websites, so you may need to call.Grocery stores closed Memorial DayThe following stores are closed Monday:Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko. For more shopping tips and deals, join us on our Shopping Ninjas Facebook group.