Leading up to the pandemic, many stores celebrated Black Friday by opening during the overnight or early in the morning.
As tradition went on, stores started opening during the day on Thanksgiving, trying to bring customers in early for some of the biggest sales they make during the year.
Now with the pandemic, many stores will remain closed for Thanksgiving Day so employees can stay home with their families, rest, and come in for the big rush on Black Friday during normal business hours.
Simon Malls is one of the biggest mall operators in the United States and has announced their properties will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
This means stores within those properties like Bath and Body Works or Victoria’s Secret will remain closed.
As early as January of this year Target announced they would not be open Thanksgiving Day. Walmart followed suit in June of this year. Then Best Buy announced they would close during the holiday.
Stores like HomeGoods, Costco, Kohl’s and Macy’s will reopen on Black Friday.
Many companies are opting to rely on online sales during the holiday.
Stores that will be opened or closed on Thanksgiving Day
Stores that will remain closed for the entirety of Thanksgiving include:
- Barnes & Noble
- Bath & Body Works
- Bed, Bath and Beyond
- Best Buy
- Crate and Barrel
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Home Depot
- Simon Malls
- Trader Joe’s
These stores will remain open on Thanksgiving Day:
- Big Lots
- Dollar General
- Five Below
- Old Navy
- Rite Aid
- Whole Foods Market
Related: Walmart and Best Buy unveil Black Friday sale plans for 2021
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