Easter Sunday, which this year lands on April 17, is hectic for those hosting friends and family.
Whether it is a key ingredient for the main course that has been overlooked, or a last-minute gift for an unexpected guest, a visit to a convenience store is sometimes necessary.
But while Easter Sunday is not a federal holiday, April 17, 2022 is an important date in the Christian calendar, meaning some stores have historically closed for the day.
Please note, while Newsweek has contacted every store listed below to request Easter Sunday opening hours confirmation, some outlets have still to respond.
Read on to learn the Easter Sunday 2022 store hours for the major grocery chains.
Branches of the Albertsons grocery company will continue to operate a normal schedule over Easter Sunday 2022.
Shoppers should be aware that store hours vary by location, but for the majority of outlets, this will be from 6 a.m. to midnight, local time.
A spokesperson told Newsweek: “Albertsons Companies banner stores and pharmacies across the country will be open regular hours on Easter Sunday.
“We do recommend that you confirm opening hours at your local store and pharmacy before making a trip on Easter.”
HolidayShoppingHours.com has confirmed big-box retailer Costco will be closed this Easter Sunday. April 17.
However, savvy shoppers should not be surprised by this news, as Costco stores regularly close their doors on Easter every year.
Popular superstore Publix will, unfortunately, be closed for business on Easter Sunday 2022.
A spokesperson told Newsweek: “In our 92-year history, we have closed on Easter Sunday in observance of the holiday and to allow our Associates time with family and friends. Are stores will remain closed on Easter Sunday.”
Expect all branches of department store Sam’s Club to have their doors shut over the entirety of Easter Sunday.
Although the store is reopening on Easter Monday, it is best to first check with your local retail outlet to confirm the hours before making the trip.
A spokesperson told Newsweek: “Sam’s Club is closed on Easter Sunday and will reopen during normal local operating hours Monday, April 18.”
People planning on making a quick trip to Target to pick up last-minute ingredients on Sunday, April 17, 2022, should instead head to a different neighborhood store.
This is because every single Target convenience store will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022.
A spokeperson for retail giant Walmart told Newsweek: “Our store hours will be 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Easter – Sunday, April 17 (normal operating hours).”
To check the schedule of your local superstore, head on over to Walmart’s website and search in its store locator.
Shoppers who can afford the premium placed on the highest-quality ingredients will likely wish to visit Whole Foods on Easter Sunday for some last-minute extras.
Fortunately, branches of Whole Foods will remain open for business on April 17, 2022.