Many retailers will once again start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, but dozens of stores are choosing to keep their doors shut this year.
The retailers that are staying closed on Thanksgiving will let their employees spend the holiday with family and friends.
These retailers won’t be open on Thanksgiving 2017
This is a difficult decision for some businesses to make. With online shopping increasing in popularity, major retailers often decide to open their physical stores for competitive reasons.
However, BestBlackFriday.com has found that opening on Thanksgiving isn’t all that popular with consumers.
In a survey of more than 500 Americans conducted in late September of this year, 57% of respondents didn’t like the idea of stores opening on Thanksgiving.
“How do you feel about stores being open on Thanksgiving Day?”
- Strongly favor it: 5.60%
- Favor it: 10.62%
- Indifferent: 26.25%
- Dislike it: 20.66%
- Strongly dislike it: 36.87%
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine even have so-called “blue laws” to prevent many retailers from opening on Thanksgiving.
List: Stores closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017
The folks at BestBlackFriday.com put together a list of stores that will be taking Thanksgiving Day off this year, which includes these major retailers:
- A.C. Moore
- Abt Electronics
- Academy Sports + Outdoors
- At Home
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Blain’s Farm and Fleet
- Cost Plus World Market
- Craft Warehouse
- Crate and Barrel
- DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
- Ethan Allen
- Gardner-White Furniture
- Guitar Center
- Half Price Books
- Harbor Freight
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
- Jos. A. Bank
- La-Z-Boy (all corporate stores)
- Mattress Firm
- Micro Center
- Music & Arts
- Neiman Marcus
- Office Depot and OfficeMax
- Outdoor Research
- P.C. Richard & Son
- Party City
- Pier 1 Imports
- Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
- Sam’s Club
- Sierra Trading Post
- Sportsman’s Warehouse
- Sprint (Corporate & dealer owned stores; mall kiosks may open)
- Sur La Table
- The Container Store
- The Original Mattress Factory
- T.J. Maxx
- Tractor Supply
- Von Maur
- West Marine
Nordstrom, REI and Bed Bath & Beyond are a few of the stores that are expected to join this list, but the retailers haven’t officially announced their holiday plans.
You can see the full list, which will be updated frequently, at BestBlackFriday.com.
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