Trader Joes’ Memorial Day Hours 2020: Is It Open or Closed?

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Getty Is Trader Joe's open or closed on Memorial Day 2020? Read on for details on the grocery chain's holiday hours of operation.

Trader Joe’s is OPEN on Memorial Day this year, so if you’re looking to grab some last-minute supplies for holiday celebrations, you’re in luck. Trader Joe’s only closes for four holidays each year – Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving.

Although Trader Joe’s is open on Memorial Day, we always recommend checking with your local area store to be sure of the hours before making a trip. With the COVID-19 pandemic still sweeping the nation, many stores have adjusted their hours, so we suggest calling your nearest store to confirm their hours of operation. You can find the hours and locations of Trader Joe’s stores here.

Keep reading for details on Trader Joe’s holiday hours and schedule below:

Trader Joe’s Remains Open for Memorial Day, Independence Day & Labor Day Weekend

According to The Holiday Hours, Trader Joe’s only closes for four federal holidays each year, although the store has reduced hours on several holidays, including the 4th of July, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Trader Joe’s typically remains open for all other holidays, although hours vary depending on your location.

“Trader Joe’s is extremely busy during the holidays as people tend to cook large meals for family and friends,” the website states. “They aren’t always open on the actual holidays during the year so check out the Trader Joe’s holiday schedule below so you can plan accordingly. Please note that local stores reserve the right to change hours as they deem necessary.”

You can check out the Trader Joe’s holiday schedule below, courtesy of The Holiday Hours. Note that the hours may change depending on where you live, so we again recommend calling ahead to make sure they are open before making a trip.

  • New Year’s Day (January 1) – CLOSED
  • Martin Luther King Day (January 20) – Regular Hours
  • President’s Day (February 17) – Regular Hours
  • Good Friday (April 10) – Regular Hours
  • Easter Sunday (April 12) – CLOSED
  • Memorial Day (May 25) – Regular Hours
  • Independence Day (July 4) – REDUCED HOURS
  • Labor Day (September 7) – Regular Hours
  • Columbus Day (October 12) – Regular Hours
  • Veterans Day (November 11) – Regular Hours
  • Thanksgiving (November 26) – CLOSED
  • Christmas Eve (December 24) – REDUCED HOURS
  • Christmas Day (December 25) – CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve (December 31) – REDUCED HOURS

Although The Holiday Hours states that the store closes for four holidays each year, several former Trader Joe’s employees claim that it only closes for three. “99% of the time, Trader Joe’s will be open (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). If they’re open, 99% of the time it’ll be regular hours (closing at 5 PM on Easter, 4th of July, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve),” a user wrote on Reddit.

The Store is Open for Extended Hours During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since Trader Joe’s has remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the chain’s been taking extra precautions and implementing new safety measures to protect customers and employees from the coronavirus. Trader Joe’s recently extended their hours for all locations to accommodate the higher demand and need for supplies, and the store also dedicates the first hour of shopping each day to senior customers and those with disabilities. However, the store does not offer delivery services.

“Given the measures we’ve put in place to care for our Crew and Customers, effective May 11th, we are extending our store hours until 8PM daily (and 9PM in NYC) to better serve our communities,” the Trader Joe’s website states. “We will also continue to dedicate the first hour of operation every day to serve our senior customers over the age of 60 and customers with disabilities who may need additional assistance while shopping.”

The statement continues, “We remain unendingly grateful to all our Crew Members, customers, and vendor partners, each of who continues to play a vital role in our effort as your neighborhood grocery store.”

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