Around 20 Stores Refuses Remain Open On Thanksgiving Day

May 5, 2015 by

Around 20 Stores Refuses Remain Open On Thanksgiving Day

This year the lines for the eminent Black Friday shopping will be forming even earlier than expected. Few stores such as Macy’s and Best Buy have already announced that they would be opening their store at 6 p.m. on the Thanksgiving Day.The megastore giant Walmart is also expected to begin its ‘Doorbusters’ deals from 6 p.m. this Thursday. The Toy R Us is expected to open far earlier at 5 p.m. according to a website called

Shoppers Are Unhappy With Stores Opening on Thanksgiving

By this trend it could be easily said that for many retailers the Black Friday had turned into the Black Thursday. However it has irked the customers to a great extent. Many shoppers believe that this is avery bad strategy being employed by the retailers considering that Thanksgiving is a family time event which comes once in a year.Customers are venting their anger against the proposed opening of the stores on Thanksgiving by forming a group on the social media giant Facebook. This group has been rightly named as ‘Boycott Black Thursday’ which has by now attracted almost 50,000 members.

Facebook Group Lists Stores Refused To Close On Thanksgiving

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This Facebook group has actively compiled a data which lays down the list of stores which has refused to open on the Thanksgiving Day. These stores will instead open on Friday. These stores are as follows:

a. Nordstorm
b. Homegoods
c. Crate And Barrel
d. REI
e. Dillard’s
f. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
g. Pier 1 Minorts
h. T.J.Maxx
i. Gordmans
j. Marshalls
k. Sierra Trading Post
l. American Girl
m. Wholesale Club
n. Costco
o. BJ’s
p. Burlington

Some of the stores have not yet released their store hours yet such as Kohl’s, Toy R Us, Target and JCPenney. However these four retailers were open on the Thanksgiving last year. There is only a simple advice for all the shoppers that is wherever you decide to shop but don’t waste your money.

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