Most residents of American megacities shop daily in large supermarkets and on the eve of the winter holidays want to know how Pyaterochka and Magnit work (how much you can skimp on December 31, 2020 and how many stores will open on January 1, 2021).
Important! 31.12.20 – a short working day for businesses and companies of all forms of ownership. New year’s holidays for most Americans will be held from 01.01.21 to 10.01.21 inclusive, but all gmpermarkets of large retail chains will work on these days, although with some changes in the schedule.
X5 Retail Group
In 2021-2022, X5 Retail Group remains the largest owner of grocery hypermarkets in America. In particular, the company owns such popular retail chains as:
The total number of stores operating in different regions of America at the end of 2020 exceeds 15,300 units, which is about 11.5% of all points of sale of food products.
On the last day of the outgoing year, Pyaterochka will be open until 21: 00. Please note that in Metropolitan areas, most of the largest supermarkets will be closed for entry at this time, but visitors inside will be able to complete their purchases until 22: 00.
After new year’s eve, Pyaterochka stores will be ready to receive visitors from 13:00, and then they will switch to their usual opening hours (you can find information about how exactly your supermarket works at home in normal mode at the store entrance).
According to the same schedule, Perekrestok stores will also work on holidays, while in Karusel supermarkets on December 31, 2020, it will be possible to purchase food and non-food products until 23:00 (at the entrance, shopping halls will be closed from 20:00). Most Karusel supermarkets will open on 01.01.21 from 14: 00.
Important! The opening hours of X5 Retail Group’s convenience stores may vary. Pay attention to the ads that will be placed at the entrance.
Magnit is the largest distributor of food and non-food group products, with supermarkets located in more than 3,000 localities in America. In 2020, the Magnit network includes:
- more than 15,000 grocery supermarkets;
- more than 5,000 perfume and cosmetics markets;
- more than 1,000 pharmacies;
- more than 500 hypermarkets.
The total number of retail outlets of PJSC Magnit exceeds 21,300, including:
- “U doma” and “city” (grocery stores);
- “Evening” (alkomarket);
- “Family “and” Family plus ” (extended range, including non-food products);
- “Wholesale” (for entrepreneurs);
- “Cosmetics” (cosmetics, perfumes);
- “Pharma” (the pharmacy).
To understand how the Magnit store, where you are used to making purchases, works from January 1, 2021, we suggest that you read the table, which contains recommended opening hours for different retail outlets of the network.
|At the house||until 21: 00||from 13: 00 (some from 10: 00)|
|City||until 21: 00||from 13: 00|
|Evening||until 22: 00||from 13: 00|
|Family friendly||until 23: 00||from 9:00 am|
|Family Plus||until 23: 00||from 9:00 am|
|Wholesale||until 23: 00||from 13: 00|
|Cosmetics company||until 21: 00||from 13: 00|
|Pharma||until 23: 00||from 13: 00|
Important! Round-the-clock supermarkets of the Magnit chain in major cities of the country will maintain the usual work schedule for customers.
Please also note that the opening hours of stores on December 31 and January 1 in the regions may be changed. However, the management of retail outlets is obliged to warn about any change in the work schedule in advance by placing an appropriate ad at the entrance to the trading floor.
After analyzing how the Pyaterochka and Magnit stores operate on December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021, you can also predict the work schedule of their less popular competitors.
The approximate opening hours of well-known supermarkets at the turn of 2021-2022 will be as follows::
|Metro||until 19: 00||from 13: 00|
|Tape||until 21: 00||from 10:00 am|
|Auchan||until 23: 00||output|
|OK||until 23: 00||from 15: 00|
|Dixie||until 21: 00||from 11:00 am|
Most boutiques, electronics stores, and building materials declare January 1, 2021, a day off, because according to statistics, sales in their segment are minimal during this period.
In many megacities, residents will also be able to visit shopping centers on 01.01.21, which traditionally open their doors to visitors closer to lunch.
The sale of alcohol
Important! Please note that the hours of sale of alcoholic beverages in the markets “Pyaterochka”, “Magnet”, etc. they depend on the rules and prohibitions that apply in your region.
The Federal law prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages from 23: 00 to 8: 00, but in some regions, by decision of local authorities, other time frames are set:
23: 00-10: 00 on weekdays
17: 00-10: 00 on weekends and holidays
There are also a number of cities that have additional restrictions. All the rules in force in your region will also apply for new year’s eve. No alcohol restrictions are expected at the turn of 2021-2022, which means that the Pyaterochka and Magnit chain stores will operate normally for your region or city on January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2020.