- A number of major retailers will be closing their doors on Thanksgiving this year.
- You won’t be able to make a last-minute turkey run at Costco,Sam’s Club, or BJ’s.
- A number of these retailers will host Black Friday events the following day, however.
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Thanksgiving is fast approaching.
But while Thanksgiving and Black Friday may have traditionally marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season, not all retailers will be opening up their stores on the holiday.
BestBlackFriday.com compiled a list of the major industry players staying closed on Thanksgiving, which falls on November 28 this year. If you’re a resident of – or planning on visiting – Maine, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island, you can also expect shuttered stores, as per state blue laws.
What’s more, the overall impact of Black Friday itself has lessened in recent years. Thanks to the rise of e-commerce, holiday deals now tend to run for longer than a single day. Amazon also stole a significant portion of Black Friday’s thunder with its own shopping holiday,Prime Day.
By staying closed on Thanksgiving, major retailers are allowing their employees to spend the holiday with family and friends, even if they have got to be up and ready to tackle Black Friday the following day.
Here are the stores that you won’t be able to visit on Thanksgiving this year, according to BestBlackFriday.com:
- Army and Air Force Exchange Service
- Academy Sports and Outdoors
- Ace Hardware
- Ann Taylor
- Barnes & Noble
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Crate & Barrel
- Hobby Lobby
- Neiman Marcus
- Office Depot
- Sam’s Club
- Sierra Trading Post
- Stein Mart
- The Container Store
- TJ Maxx
- True Value
Of those companies, Lowe’s will open for Black Friday at 6 a.m. BJ’s, Burlington Coat Factory, HomeGoods, Marshalls, Sierra Trading Post, Staples, and TJ Maxx will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.
Barnes & Noble, Crate & Barrel, Hobby Lobby, Neiman Marcus, Office Depot, and OfficeMax will open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.
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