Retailers like Target, Walmart and Best Buy will remain closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

Many people had gotten used to shopping for Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day before the pandemic. This year, some of the biggest stores are giving their workers the holiday off.

On Monday, the chief executive for Target announced they will remain closed every Thanksgiving Day moving forward after 2021.

Simon Malls shared in Oct. they did not plan for any of their malls to operate on the holiday.

This means retailers like Bath and Body Works or Sephora will remain closed as well.




Target was one of the first to announce their 2021 Thanksgiving Day closure back in January.

The following June Walmart announced their stores would be closed as well. They remained closed for the holiday in 2020 as well.

Best Buy announced after Walmart they would be closed too.

HomeGoods, Costco, Kohl’s and Macy’s will all close for Thanksgiving and reopen on Black Friday.

Many people, especially after the pandemic, have decided to shop online for Black Friday deals instead of in person. This has shifted how companies choose to tackle Black Friday sales.

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The following stores will be closed to celebrate Thanksgiving Day

  • Aldi
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Costco
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Kohl’s
  • Macy’s
  • Old Navy
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Simon Malls
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart

The following stores will remain open during Thanksgiving Day

  • Big Lots
  • CVS
  • Dollar General
  • Five Below
  • Rite Aid
  • Starbucks
  • Walgreens
  • Whole Foods Market

Make sure to check ahead with your local store’s hours before heading there on Thanksgiving Day.

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