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Walmart ends Black Friday tradition by closing stores on Thanksgiving

Updated Jul 21, 2020; Posted Jul 21, 2020
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Walmart announced Tuesday, July 21, that it will close all stores on Thanksgiving Day 2020, saying that it wants to have its employees spend time with their families during the coronavirus. The move marks the first major indication of how COVID will affect Black Friday store shopping, which for almost a decade kicked off with big crowds on the turkey feast and expanded into Friday.

The closures, affecting both Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, mark a huge departure from Walmart’s tradition of kicking off Black Friday in-store doorbuster sales on the Thanksgiving holiday, which falls on November 26 this year, Business Insider reports.

Source:  https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/07/walmart-ends-black-friday-tradition-by-closing-stores-on-thanksgiving.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mlivedotcom_sf&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0U5Ap0aSgTiTDWm3eFTaMfpGTZJ4PF0JN5TVbbVEeFzuDxmlsFo4xsfvY

 

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Good. Return to the way it once was. It's a shame it took all of this to get them, the father of Black Friday starting on Thanksgiving, to return to respecting Thanksgiving and family.

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12 hours ago, Black Hills Santa said:

Good. Return to the way it once was. It's a shame it took all of this to get them, the father of Black Friday starting on Thanksgiving, to return to respecting Thanksgiving and family.

BAM !!!  You said it !!  There was a time I used to love to go out shopping on Black Friday just to enjoy the crowds and the chaos - just get a coffee and sit back and watch the craziness - but that was Friday - Thanksgiving should be a time for family and being together and being thankful - not choking down some food before running off to stores to fight over stuff you think you want . . . I prefer to be home with family on Thanksgiving !

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12 hours ago, Black Hills Santa said:

Good. Return to the way it once was. It's a shame it took all of this to get them, the father of Black Friday starting on Thanksgiving, to return to respecting Thanksgiving and family.

Agreed. I feel bad for people who go in early and run home at noon on Thanksgiving, or report at noon after a rushed time at home.  A national holiday should be a holiday for everyone who would otherwise be working.  If someone wants to volunteer on Thanksgiving day that's an admirable choice for them to make, but not up to their employer.

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a little bit more of a good thing . . . . 

 

Target and Dick's Sporting Goods will close stores on Thanksgiving Day

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business

Updated 11:19 AM ET, Mon July 27, 2020

New York (CNN Business)Target (TGT) and Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) will close stores this Thanksgiving as the coronavirus pandemic forces major retailers to alter their upcoming holiday shopping plans.

The companies' announcement to close on Thanksgiving came after Walmart (WMT) said last week that it will stay closed on the holiday.
"There's no question, the holiday season is going to be very different this year," Target said in a blog post Monday
Closing on Thanksgiving has been a source of tension between retailers and labor advocates in the past, especially as many retailers in recent years have opened their doors on the holiday to get a jump start on Black Friday -- generally considered the start to the year-end shopping rush.
 
 

 

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Covid or no Covid, Thanksgiving should be a day for home and family, every year. :yathat:

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This is great news. If these company that talk about family values can't allow their employees to have family time on a national holiday are they truly standing by their believe in family values?

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My 11th great grandfather was Governor William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony, who declared the first Thanksgiving. it is a very special holiday for my family! I'm happy to see this and hope more corporations follow their lead.

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That's great news. People should be home with their families..

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