Most Kroger locations are open on Thanksgiving as of 2014, although the hours of each individual store may vary. Most in-store services, like pharmacies, are closed on Thanksgiving. Kroger is a grocery store chain based in Ohio with locations and affiliates in 34 states.
While many supermarkets remain open on Thanksgiving, most, like many Kroger locations, have abbreviated hours to enable their employees to enjoy the holiday with their families. Many large supermarket chains have maintained some Thanksgiving hours for many years to allow shoppers to get last-minute meal items, while department stores are now following suit in the hopes of offering early Black Friday savings to consumers.