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Target to close on Thanksgivings from now on. Here’s why

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A customer wears a mask in Target.

A customer wears a mask as she waits to get a receipt at a register in Target store in Vernon Hills, Ill., Sunday, May 23, 2021. The store chain has said it will now close on Thanksgiving Day.

Nam Y. Huh, Associated Press

Target will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year and, well, every year in the future, Target CEO Brian Cornell said Monday.

Is Thanksgiving closed on Thanksgiving?

Cornell said the temporary decision to close Target doors on Thanksgiving will become permanent.

  • “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,” Cornell said, per Axios.
  • “You don’t have to wonder whether this is the last Thanksgiving you’ll spend with family and friends for a while, because Thanksgiving store hours are one thing we won’t ‘get back to’ when the pandemic finally subsides,” he added.

When is Target open on Black Friday?

Per The New York Times, Target will open most stores by 7 a.m. on Black Friday.

What stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Target’s move comes after Walmart said it would close its doors on Thanksgiving. Similarly, Trader Joe’s will be closed on Thanksgiving, too.

Other stores closed on Thanksgiving include:

  • Best Buy.
  • Costco.
  • Home Depot
  • JCPenney.
  • Kohl’s.
  • Ulta.
  • Walmart.