Black Friday won't start until Friday at these stores giving workers the day off for Thanksgiving

As Black Friday shopping has crept into Thanksgiving, it’s become notable for major retail chains not to open on Thanksgiving, forcing many of their workers to put in hours on the holiday. Best Black Friday has compiled a list of stores that won’t be open on Thanksgiving, though, from Ace Hardware to American Girl to Barnes & Noble to Costco to Crate & Barrel to Guitar Center to Marshalls to Nordstrom to Patagonia to Sur La Table. See the whole list of more than 60 stores below.

According to a survey from Best Black Friday, Thanksgiving shopping is not a by-popular-demand kind of thing: more people strongly dislike Thanksgiving openings than like them at all, strongly or not. But all stores need in late capitalism is enough shoppers to make it all feel worthwhile, and the threat of losing out to competitors that are open more hours. Many of the stores that choose not to open cite something different: values, like the idea that their workers should be able to spend the holiday with family. Or just have a holiday at all.

  • A.C. Moore

  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Acme Tools
  • Allen Edmonds
  • American Girl
  • At Home
  • AT&T (Company-Owned Stores)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blain’s Farm & Fleet
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture
  • Burlington
  • Christopher & Banks
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • dressbarn (majority of stores)
  • Fleet Farm
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • IKEA
  • JOANN Stores
  • Lamps Plus
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Music & Arts
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses
  • REI
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sprint (Retail Stores Closed Unless Mall Dictates Otherwise; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • The Paper Store
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine



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