2 Retailers Will Stay Closed on Thanksgiving So far GameStop, Staples have made announcements By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Oct 16, 2015 11:28 AM CDT 26 comments Comments In this May 6, 2011 photo, Activision's Guitar Hero for Xbox 360 is posed at GameStop store in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) (Newser) – First there was the trend of stores opening on Thanksgiving itself to get a jump on the Black Friday sales; now, thanks to backlash, there's the trend of stores making big announcements to tout the fact that they will not be open on Thanksgiving. The two biggest names to do so this year: Staples earlier this month, and GameStop this week. Both retailers have said they want employees and customers to be able to enjoy the holiday, Fortune reports. But, as the magazine notes, their reasoning might not be 100% altruistic. It costs money to bring in workers on a holiday, and the move may not pay off if the retailers only end up selling the same amount they would have on Black Friday alone. This website is tracking stores that will stay closed on Thanksgiving.