Some Stores Buck Trend of Opening on Thanksgiving

But holiday shoppers will still have plenty of options
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2014 5:38 PM CDT
Some Stores Buck Trend of Opening on Thanksgiving
A Costco store in Nashua, N.H.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The state of Black Friday mania is such that stores can now make headlines for announcing they'll be closed on Thanksgiving. Nordstrom, GameStop, and Costco are among the big-name retailers who will give employees the holiday off, reports CNNMoney. Nordstrom has made a tradition of the move in recent years, declaring in a statement picked up by that "we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families.”

The retailer also is skipping a midnight opening that would lead into Black Friday sales. Thanksgiving Day shoppers, however, can still hit the likes of Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, Kmart, and Best Buy, reports, dipping into more comprehensive coverage at ThinkProgress hates the trend but says numbers from last year show that opening on the holiday generally didn't help stores' Black Friday numbers. (Read more Black Friday stories.)

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