Best Buy, Target & Walmart Are Among Those That Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving Day


Wednesday, November 24th 2021, 10:09 am
By: CBS News


Most major retailers will be closed again this Thanksgiving, a pandemic shift that began last year after years of stores being open on the holiday for early Black Friday shopping

The lengthy tally of stores that will be shuttered on Thursday includes Best Buy, JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's, Target and Walmart. (Full list below.) 

After closing its stores last year to curtail crowds during the pandemic, Target this year decided to make the holiday closure permanent. The move by many consumers to online shopping may have made the decision easier. 

"What started as a temporary measure driven by the pandemic is now our new standard — one that recognizes our ability to deliver on our guests' holiday wishes both within and well beyond store hours," Target CEO Brian Cornell wrote in a note to employees, which was emailed to CBS MoneyWatch.

Apple, Costco, Home Depot, Lowe's and Nordstrom have long stayed shut on Thanksgiving, while Target, up until last year, had stayed open on Thanksgiving for a decade.

States including Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island require most stores to be closed on Thanksgiving.

Some grocery stores will be open on Thursday, often with reduced hours. 

The following stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, according to The BlackFriday.com: 

  1. Abt Electronics
  2. Academy Sports
  3. Ace Hardware
  4. Acme Tools
  5. Ashley Furniture
  6. At Home
  7. Bath & Body Works
  8. Barnes & Noble
  9. Bealls
  10. Bed Bath & Beyond
  11. Belk
  12. Best Buy
  13. Big 5 Sporting Goods
  14. BJ's
  15. Blain's Farm & Fleet
  16. Bloomingdale's
  17. Boscov's
  18. Build-A-Bear Workshop
  19. Burlington
  20. Campmore
  21. Christmas Tree Shops
  22. Christopher and Banks
  23. Conn's Home Plus
  24. Costco
  25. Dunham's Sports
  26. Farm & Home Supply
  27. Five Below
  28. Fleet Farm
  29. Fred Meyer
  30. GameStop
  31. Guitar Center
  32. Half Price Books
  33. Harbor Freight
  34. HEB
  35. Hobby Lobby
  36. Home Depot
  37. IKEA
  38. JCPenney
  39. Joann
  40. Jos A. Bank
  41. Kohl's
  42. Laz Boy
  43. Lowe's
  44. Macy's
  45. Menards
  46. Michaels
  47. Micro Center
  48. Music & Arts
  49. NEX Navy Exchange
  50. Neiman Marcus
  51. Nordstrom
  52. Nordstrom Rack
  53. Northern Tool & Equipment
  54. Office Depot
  55. Office Max
  56. Old Navy
  57. Paper Store
  58. PC Richard & Son
  59. Pet Supplies Plus
  60. Petco
  61. PetSmart
  62. Pier1
  63. Publix
  64. REI 
  65. Sam's Club
  66. Sears 
  67. Sears Outlet
  68. Sportsman's Warehouse
  69. Staples
  70. Stein Mart
  71. Sur La Table
  72. Target
  73. Tractor Supply Co.
  74. True Value
  75. Ulta Beauty
  76. Under Armour
  77. Value City Furniture
  78. Victoria's Secret
  79. Walmart
  80. West Marine 
  81. World Market

Stores open on Thanksgiving: 

  1. Bass Pro Shops
  2. Big Lots
  3. CVS Pharmacy (hours vary by location)
  4. Cabela's
  5. Dollar General
  6. Family Dollar
  7. Kmart
  8. Meijer
  9. Olympia Sports
  10. Pep boys
  11. RadioShack
  12. Rite Aid
  13. Rural King Supply

First published on November 23, 2021 / 3:12 PM

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