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Companies That Won't Be Open On Thanksgiving Evening

Companies That Won't Be Open On Thanksgiving Evening

As some retailers prepare to reap the full benefits of the holiday frenzy, others are choosing to shut shop on Thanksgiving Day, traditionally a family affair when people gorge themselves with roast turkey, mashed potatoes and corn bread, among other items.

The logic behind the decision to close on Thanksgiving is to allow customers and employees enjoy the occasion with friends and families. Some of them which close their brick-and-mortar operations on Thanksgiving could still operate through the online channel.

States such as Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine have archaic laws such as the Blue Laws that forbid stores from opening on holidays.

For those of you interested, Benzinga has compiled a list of retailers closed on Thanksgiving.

  • Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY)
  • BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: BJRI)
  • Burlington (Allow employees to spend time with family)
  • Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS)
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST)
  • Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS)
  • DWS Ltd (ASX:DWS)
  • GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME)
  • Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. ( (NASDAQ: JOSB)
  • ( Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW)
  • Jos Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN)
  • Office Depot Inc (NASDAQ: ODP) and OfficeMax
  • Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR)
  • Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS)

For those of you who missed out on offers due to store closures on Thanksgiving Day, this is no reason for despair. One can now look ahead to the all important Black Friday, which is the busiest of the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, with some of the stores even preparing to open as early as 12 a.m.


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