In recent years, the Black Friday craze has become more and more on Thanksgiving. If the shops are already open at 5 pm On Thanksgiving Thursday, festive dinners are overshadowed by shopping frenzy. However, there are still some shops where workers can stay home and enjoy their holidays. Here is a selection of stores that have confirmed Mental Floss to be closed on Thanksgiving 2019.
. 1 Costco
The Warehouse Club has always had a reputation for being good with its employees. On this Thanksgiving Day, more than 200,000 Costco team members have the opportunity to spend the holidays with their families (this also applies to Christmas and New Year).
. 2 Dillards
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As in previous years, the physical locations for Dillards are closed on Thanksgiving.
. 3 BJ's Wholesale Club
BJ's wholesale club locations shut down on Thanksgiving, although "BJ's members can use the savings on BJs.com at midnight on Thanksgiving," a spokesperson told Mental Floss. Shops open for Black Friday at 7am.
. 4 REI
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Both on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the REI locations are closed again. But that's not all. In a press release, the company said, "For the fifth time this black Friday, REI Co-op will close all branches, stop online payments and pay all 13,000 employees with friends and family at #OptOutside." The company also encourages employees and members to engage in nationwide remediation efforts and take steps in a 52-week action plan to reduce their environmental footprint.
5 Sur La Table
Make sure you have all the kitchen utensils and tools for Thanksgiving that you need before the big day. Kitchen appliance harbor Sur La Table is closed.
. 6 Crate & Barrel
Crate & Barrel employees remain home for Thanksgiving this year as well.
. 7 JO-ANN Fabrics and Crafts
Her craft projects have to wait until Friday: Being closed to Thanksgiving has a long tradition for Ann-Ann's businesses.
. 8 T.J. MAXX
The parent company, the T.J. Maxx (as well as the businesses of Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra and Homesense) told Mental Floss, "We consider ourselves an employee-friendly company and look forward to giving our employees the time to enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends."
Marshall's as T.J. Maxx is owned by TJX and therefore closed.
10th Pier 1 Imports
In recent years Pier 1 Imports has decided to stay closed for the holidays. A spokesperson said to Mental Floss, "The Pier 1 branches will be closed on Thursday, November 28, so our staff will have time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays with their family and friends, as always Thanksgiving is available to help our customers if they want to buy Pier 1 online that day, and our stores will be open on Friday, November 29, at 8 pm local time. "
Feb 11 Publix
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Sierra businesses (formerly known as Sierra Trading Post) are closed again on Thanksgiving.
13th Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble wants his co-workers to be the vacation enjoy with their families (and then relax with a good book).
"We need to ensure that our dedicated retailers, who work hard throughout Black Friday and the holiday season, can spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their friends and families." Mike Motz, Staples US Retail's Chief Executive Officer, said in a press release.
The hardware store giant offers Thanksgiving to its employees for their families, but is opened on Black Friday at 6 in the morning.
17th Mall of America
The Mall of America will also close its doors on Thanksgiving.
18th The Container Shop
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In 2015, the container store posted an explanation on his blog explaining why he wishes to close on Thanksgiving: "We all love it to see Our customers – do not get us wrong, but we think it's more important for all of our employees to spend the holidays with their families, to recharge their batteries and regenerate and get back to work to prepare for the holiday season! "They will do the same thing this year.
19th Office Depot
"When evaluating our opening hours for this holiday and considering business and personal considerations, we decided to offer our employees the best day off" Spending time with family and friends and closing our stores on Thanksgiving, "said Office Depot COO Troy Rice in a 2016 press release. They're doing the same thing this year.
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OfficeMax, whose owner is Office Depot, will also be closed this year.
This is only a fraction of the list of stores listed Thanksgiving stay closed See the full list on BestBlackFriday.com