Is Kroger Open Labor Day 2022?

Labor Day is the unofficial last chance for BBQ lovers to hit the grill and create a holiday feast before moving on to favorite fall foods and pumpkin spice everything. Shoppers are putting the final finishes on their holiday menu and are preparing to stock up at the local store. Before heading out on an epic shopping trip, it's best to check if grocers like Kroger will be open before you get there to avoid stress on your day off.

According to Almanac, Labor Day 2022 will be celebrated on Monday, September 5. The founding fathers designated the annual holiday to celebrate American workers and give them a break from the daily grind. The standard work ethic of many Americans is an intense one, built on the foundation that created one of the most dynamic economies in the world. After being proposed in 1882, President Grover Cleveland made the first Monday in September a legal holiday in 1894, and Americans have celebrated with parades, parties, and food ever since.

Picnics and BBQs are the hallmarks of Labor Day celebrations and Americans enjoy their day off with classic fare like burgers and hot dogs served with side salads and seasonal summer fruit like watermelon wedges. Wash that down with an icy cold beverage straight out of the cooler, and don't forget a classic Labor Day dessert like cherry pie.

But before you can dig into your holiday goodies, you must make a store run to gather party essentials.

Kroger is open on Labor Day

Despite record-high food inflation and COVID-19 that just won't quit, Winsight Grocery Business states that over half of the shoppers surveyed plan to spend the same amount of money on Labor Day foods as they have in years past. Consumers weary from ongoing economic and social challenges told inflation and the coronavirus to hold their beer while they take a day to celebrate like it was the before times, and 25% of shoppers surveyed say they have plans to spend even more than they have previously.

Over 30% of surveyed consumers say they plan to shop sales events linked to the holiday in order to get more bang for their buck. Kroger is geared up for holiday parties, offering deals and a wide selection of foods essential for Labor Day success. Even though it got the date wrong on its holiday schedule calendar, Kroger posted that it will have normal operating hours this Labor Day. 

Customers can always contact Kroger at 1-800-576-4377 to double-check store hours or with any questions.