Martin Luther King Jr. Day Grocery Store Hours 2020: When Publix, Whole Foods, Target and More Are Open

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday celebrating the birthday of the late American civil rights activist. King was born on January 15 but the actual date of the holiday varies from year, as it is observed on the third Monday of every January.

This year Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on January 20. As is the case on other national holidays, many venues across the country are either closed or operating on reduced hours, while a few remain open, including some grocery stores. Here we look at the store hours for some of the country's popular grocery chains on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Is Publix open?

The supermarket chain will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Its normal operating hours are between around 7 a.m. (local time) and 10 p.m. (local time). But it may be operating on reduced hours on January 20, so best to check your local branch before travelling.

Is Whole Foods open?

Most stores in the popular health food grocery chain will be open but it's best to check your local shop for exact hours of operations. Normal operating hours for its various branches are from around 7-8 a.m. (local time) to 10-11 p.m. (local time).

Is Target open?

The retail giant will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day but hours will vary by location. Its normal stores hours range from around 7-8 a.m. (local time) to about 11 p.m.-12 a.m. (local time). Check your local shop to confirm exact hours.

Is Walmart open?

The popular retail chain is said to only close on Christmas throughout the year, so it will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Its hours of operation should remain unaffected, but best to double-check with your local branch before venturing out to any store. Many of its shops are open either 24 hours or until 11 p.m. (local time).

Is Costco open?

The major wholesaler will be open on January 20, resuming normal services. Its hours of operation vary across the country but range from 7-10 a.m. (local time) to 6-8:30 p.m. (local time). Contact your local stores to get exact opening and closing times.

Is Sam's Club open?

The retail warehouse club chain is closed on several other national holidays (including Christmas, New Year, Easter and Thanksgiving) but will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Its normal hours are from 10 a.m. (local time) to 8:30 p.m. (local time) for all members, while plus members have earlier access from 7 a.m. (local time). The stores are open from 9 a.m. (local time) on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. (local time) to 6 p.m. (local time) on Sundays. Plus members also have early access from 7 a.m. on Saturdays.

Is Stop & Shop open?

The grocery store chain is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will be operating per usual. Its normal store hours vary by location but range from around 6-9 a.m. (local time) to about 8-11 p.m. (local time). Check your local branch for exact timings.

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A Target retail store in the San Francisco Bay Area town of San Ramon, California, June 21, 2017. Getty Images
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