May 30, 2022 - Economy

Walmart, Target, McDonald’s open Memorial Day; Costco closed

Walmart storefront

Walmart stores are open on Memorial Day. Photo: Getty Images

The unofficial start to summer has arrived and it's marked with patriotic parades, sales and cookouts.

Why it matters: Commemorating military personnel who died in service, many Americans get a day off to observe Memorial Day on Monday.

What’s happening: Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Lowe’s along with most major retailers are open — though some have limited hours.

The big question: Will record-high inflation impact Memorial Day shopping?

  • According to Numerator's survey, 84% of people are expecting an inflation impact on their Memorial Day shopping with 20% expecting it to be significant.
  • The beloved wholesale club rotisserie chicken is one of the rare items that hasn't had a price hike, but remember Costco is closed Monday.

Keep in mind: Before finalizing weekend shopping and dining plans, note that restaurants and stores do not always update websites with holiday hours, so calling ahead is advised.

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