Thanksgiving Day store closures

(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.

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:

Abt Electronics
Academy Sports
Ace Hardware
Acme Tools
Ashley Furniture
At Home
Bath & Body Works
Barnes & Noble
Bealls
Bed Bath & Beyond
Belk
Best Buy
Big 5 Sporting Goods
BJ’s
Blain’s Farm & Fleet
Bloomingdale’s
Boscov’s
Build-A-Bear Workshop
Burlington
Campmore
Christmas Tree Shops
Christopher and Banks
Conn’s Home Plus
Costco
Dunham’s Sports
Farm & Home Supply
Five Below
Fleet Farm
Fred Meyer
GameStop
Guitar Center
Half Price Books
Harbor Freight
HEB
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
IKEA
JCPenney
Joann
Jos A. Bank
Kohl’s
Laz Boy
Lowe’s
Macy’s
Menards
Michaels
Micro Center
Music & Arts
NEX Navy Exchange
Neiman Marcus
Nordstrom
Nordstrom Rack
Northern Tool & Equipment
Office Depot
Office Max
Old Navy
Paper Store
PC Richard & Son
Pet Supplies Plus
Petco
PetSmart
Pier1
Publix
REI
Sam’s Club
Sears
Sears Outlet
Sportsman’s Warehouse
Staples
Stein Mart
Sur La Table
Target
Tractor Supply Co.
True Value
Ulta Beauty
Under Armour
Value City Furniture
Victoria’s Secret
Walmart
West Marine
World Market
Stores open on Thanksgiving:

Bass Pro Shops
Big Lots
CVS Pharmacy (hours vary by location)
Cabela’s
Dollar General
Family Dollar
Kmart
Meijer
Olympia Sports
Pep boys
RadioShack
Rite Aid
Rural King Supply
Walgreens

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