Some large retailers refuse to open on Thanksgiving

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Many retailers will begin their “Black Friday” shopping on Thanksgiving this year, a trend that started a few years ago with more and more stores choosing to open on Thursday.

While many people like the idea of shopping on Thanksgiving, some retailers are getting some backlash.

With everyone talking about the stores that will be open on Thanksgiving, we thought we would highlight a few that will not be open on the holiday.

Costco Wholesale, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale will all be closed on Thanksgiving.

“Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season, and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families,” Paul Latham, the company’s vice president for membership and marketing, wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. “Nothing more complicated than that.”

Ross Stores, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and Burlington Coat Factory stores will also be closed on Thursday.

9 comments

  • FaithC

    Ross Stores, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and Burlington Coat Factory are stores that I will continue to shop at. I refuse to shop at any store that opens on Thanksgiving. They have lost me as a customer. If everyone who felt this way would write to these stores and tell them that…they may not open on Thanksgiving.

  • Mizzy

    Good! I applaud them for not opening on Thanksgiving. That’s family time. I understand if some people want to shop then but it’s not fair for the ones in retail. They have such horrible hours, which yes, they signed up for but they didn’t sign up to work on Thanksgiving day or Christmas day. It won’t be long till these places will start opening on Christmas day.

  • KAY

    I DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU GUYS BUT IT IS KIND OF A TRADITION FO ME AND MY FAMILY TO GET UP EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND SHOP FOR BLACK FRIDAY NOT BLACK THANKSGIVING. WE WILL NOT SHOP AT THOSE STORES ON BLACK FRIDAY EITHER!!!!!

    • JT

      You’re not alone, Kay–research indicates that at this pace, “Cyber Monday” will soon eclipse the sales generated on Black Friday. If you like the crowds, holiday atmosphere, etc. of Black Friday, that’s cool–my wife does (though I find it to be worse than any trip to the dentist, but to each his/her own). But I agree with you–I won’t shop at those retailers. I Xmas shop from my Mac at home, and I will not be buying items from those retailers online, either.

  • J Bates

    Top level management greed on the part of those retailers who plan on opening Thanksgiving. I suspect pretty much all of the top level management will be on vacation that week. The unspoken reason would be their family would be mad if their loved one worked on Thanksgiving just to earn a extra buck for the shareholder. My family has decided not to shop at any of the mass retailers who open on Thursday for the rest of the year.

  • Karen

    I work retail and when I signed on we was closed every holiday now we are even open on CHRISTMAS day, so unfair to all of us .
    By the way that is family dollar

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