TAMPA (Tribune Media Wire / WFLA) – Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, and although many stores will have a big sale starting on the holiday, some retailers have decided to close its doors this year.
According to the New York Times, the decision for these retailers to close at this holiday season is part of the latest developments in the retail industry to find out how to compete with high requirements for the holiday shopping season.
After Thanksgiving Day sales in the store covered the past few years, many companies have decided the bad publicity associated with getting employees to work their holidays is no longer worth it.
Below is a list of major retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Stores closed on Thanksgiving
- American Girl
- AT&T (customer service closed; select store locations closed)  Babies "R" Us
- Barnes & Noble
- Bed Bath & Beyond (Select Locations)
- Cabela & # 39; s
- Crate and Barrel
- Guitar Center
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- HomeGoods (Allow employees to spend time with family)
- Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
- Jos. A. Bank
- Mattress Firm
- Neiman Marcus
- Nordstrom Rack
- Office Depot and OfficeMax
- 19659009 PetSmart
- Pier 1 Imports
- Sam's Club
- TJ Maxx (Allow Employees to Spend Time with Family)
According to a survey by BestBlackFriday.com, 72% of They asked that stores should stay closed on Thanksgiving so workers can spend time with their families on vacation.
The survey said that 14% of those surveyed planned to shop on Thanksgiving, while another 14% said stores should be open but did not plan to shop.
BestBlackFriday.com also projects that several other major retailers – including Dillard's, Nordstrom, IKEA, Home Depot, Petsmart and Office Depot / OfficeMax – would close for Thanksgiving. These closures have not been confirmed yet, so the list is likely to grow in the coming weeks.