Thanksgiving will be on 28th November 2019 this year and many stores have already declared that their stores will remain closed on Turkey Day. With Black Friday sales going online totally, most retailers find it unnecessary to open stores on Thanksgiving. Around 100 well known national and regional retailers have announced that their stores will be closed this Thanksgiving.
The holiday shopping season is fast approaching, and many stores are already announcing their holiday schedules. The reason for closing has also been the long working hours during Thanksgiving. Here’s a list of all the stores closed on Thanksgiving Day 2019 which will be updated regularly if there are any add-ons.
Stores Open On Thanksgiving Day 2019
Stores Closed On Thanksgiving 2019
- 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
- Christopher & Banks
- Cost Plus World Market
- Craft Warehouse
- Crate and Barrel
- dressbarn (a majority of stores)
- Fleet Farm
- Gardner-White Furniture
- Guitar Center
- Half Price Books
- Harbor Freight Tools
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- JOANN Stores
- Lamps Plus
- Mattress Firm
- Music & Arts
- Nordstrom Rack
- Office Depot & OfficeMax
- P.C. Richard & Son
- Pep Boys
- Pier 1 Imports
- Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses
- Sam’s Club
- Sierra Trading Post
- Sportsman’s Warehouse
- Sprint (Retail Stores Closed Unless Mall Dictates Otherwise; Mall Kiosks May Open)
- Stein Mart
- Sur La Table
- The Container Store
- The Paper Store
- TJ Maxx
- Tractor Supply Co.
- Von Maur
- West Marine
List of Local Malls Closed On Thanksgiving Day 2019
- Alamance Crossing in Burlington, NC (Although stores with outside mall entrances may still be open, especially the larger retailers).
- Cary Town Center Mall in Cary, NC (Although stores with outside mall entrances may still be open, especially the larger retailers)
- Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, NC (Although stores with outside mall entrances may still be open, especially the larger retailers)
- Triangle Town Center Mall in Raleigh, NC (Although stores with outside mall entrances may still be open, especially the larger retailers)
The closing of stores on Thanksgiving: Good or Bad?
Many stores have opted to stay closed on Thanksgiving day despite there are chances of sales going up on that day. Retailers like to blame the consumers stating that the National Retail Federation, almost six in 10 Americans plan to shop Thanksgiving weekend—but opening a day early also runs the risk of cannibalizing sales that could have been made on Friday. Also, running to a store late at night in shopping spree seems unnecessary.
The recurrent theme that has been noticed as the reason for closing down stores on Thanksgiving. Retailers feel that Turkey day (Thanksgiving) is one of the most family-oriented festivals and people do not want to work on that day. Retailers do not want their customers to think that they have to shop in-stores to get the best deals out there.
However, this is not to say that those who keep their stores open on Thanksgiving day are bad. there are stores that allow the employees to volunteer for work before assigning them to shift timings. And in many cases, it is the employee who shows a desire to work even on Thanksgiving.
Customers looking out for a particular retailer must not worry about stores being closed on Thanksgiving day as their deals will be available online. Shoppers can take advantage of the next few hours that will have all the in-store deals available with heavy discounts.
Gamestop Will Open This Thanksgiving
This year Gamestop has decided to open its store on Thanksgiving Day this year. While GameStop cited “family time” as the reason for remaining close in the previous years, many customers have asked them to remain open this year.
All stores are faced with a dilemma when it comes to their decision to open or close on Thanksgiving. Many surveys conducted over the past few years have shown that Americans do not view stores that choose to open on Thanksgiving in a favorable light. Last year’s survey showed that only around 18 percent of respondents were in favor of Turkey Day openings, and that figure has not changed much over the past few years.
Increase in Thanksgiving Online shopping
Around 50 big retailer companies that will be closing their stores on 28th November 2019 which is the day of Thanksgiving, but there will also be stores that will come up with great deals online. So instead of feeling sad about big brands remaining closed on Thanksgiving, you can look up for doorbuster online.
According to Adobe, shoppers spent $2.87 billion online on Thanksgiving last year, which was 18.3 percent higher than the previous year. With similar prices being offered online also, there has been a rapid increase in Thanksgiving Online shopping. This has also led to more stores remaining closed on Thanksgiving day and automatically increasing the Online shopping market.
It is with every year that shoppers are coming to realize that they do not need to go in stores on Thanksgiving day to get the best hands-on deal. They can simply sit at home and shop even on Turkey day to get the absolute lowest prices.
Sometimes there are retailers who are reluctant to tell whether they will be keeping the store open or closed on Thanksgiving Day. The topic of stores remaining open on Thanksgiving is a controversial one. In case you are planning to shop online, you will find that many brick and mortar stores that are closed on Thanksgiving Day will still have super online sales.
For the last few years, the number of stores remaining closed on Thanksgiving has only increased. While some people want the stores to remain open, others want the stores to remain closed so that they can spend time with their family. What do you think about it? Should stores remain open or closed on the day of Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments section below!
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