TAMPA, Florida (WFLA) – Thanksgiving is closer than you think!
Last year, several large retailers, including Target and Walmart, announced they were closing stores on Thanksgiving Day to thank their employees for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020, crowds have become a threat to public health due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making in-store shopping riskier for consumers and employees.
As the pandemic continues, a number of businesses are closing their stores again on Thanksgiving Day this year, while others were already doing so long before the first documented case of COVID-19.
Here is a list of businesses that do not open their doors during the holidays, according to BlackFriday.com:
Bed Bath & Beyond announced on June 28 that it plans to “close stores on Thanksgiving Day so associates can be with friends and family during the important holidays.”
The retailer did not provide specific details on Black Friday, but said it would be offering “great deals and inspirational products” until Thanksgiving Day.
Best Buy will be closed again after it closed on Thanksgiving Day last year. However, the company has started to roll out agreements starting in mid-October and will run throughout the holiday season.
BJ’s holiday hours calendar says the wholesale club will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open on Black Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Costco will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Members will also be required to defer their purchases to the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Remembrance Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Christmas.
The outdoor and sporting goods retailer traditionally opens on Thanksgiving night, but announced it will be closed again on Thanksgiving Day in 2021 in February.
DICK’S will reopen on Black Friday to serve customers with contactless in-store, curbside and BOPIS pickup options – continuing the company’s focus on customer service, technology and security.
Black Friday times have not been announced.
Foot Locker will close its stores and warehouses again on Thanksgiving Day this year, the company said on June 14.
While JCPenney stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, customers can shop at jcp.com and take advantage of extended hours on Black Friday opening at 5 a.m. and on the weekends leading up to Christmas Day at select stores. .
To help celebrate the joy of the season, JCPenney’s Happy Vacation Campaign focuses on time spent with family and friends and shares the joy with others.
Kohl’s has announced that all of its stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day in June. 2021. The move comes after a positive response to last year’s shutdown on Thanksgiving Day, as well as changing preferences about how and when customers want to shop during the holiday season. .
Customers who wish to purchase Kohl’s on Thanksgiving Day will be able to shop on Kohls.com and in the Kohl’s app.
Macy’s stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, with curbside pickup available at select stores and Black Friday deals available all day on macys.com and the Macy’s app. Stores will reopen on Friday November 26
The beloved outdoor outfitter will close for the seventh year in a row to “forgo profits and sales on the busiest shopping day of the year, and instead pay its more than 15,000 employees to #OptOutside with the family and friends “.
Sam’s Club is owned by Walmart Inc. Sam’s and Walmart locations will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Simon Property Group has announced that all of its locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Announced objective back on january 14 that stores will be closed all day on Thanksgiving Day in 2021.
Target said that last year, “customers liked our new approach so much that we have already decided to pursue a change.”
Walmart announced the June 4 that all of its stores in the United States will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
The company said it will close all stores for a second year in a row as a “thank you” to associates for their “continued hard work during the pandemic.”
On October 18, the retailer announced the return of its “Black Friday Deals for Days” promotion, which includes several separate shopping “events” for online and in-store customers.
Customers can visit Walmart’s Black Friday 2021 Portal for more.
Many other retailers have remained closed for Thanksgiving in 2020, but have yet to make official announcements on their plans for this year, according to blackfriday.com. They include Bath & Body Works, Home Depot and others.