Costco, Home Depot, join other retailers bucking a major Black Friday Trend


Mary Hanbury/BUSINESS INSIDER

  • Black Friday sales' start times have crept earlier, encroaching on Thanksgiving Day.
  • This year, at least 60 retailers — including Costco, TJ Maxx, and Nordstrom— have said they will keep stores closed on Thanksgiving, according to BestBlackFriday.com.
  • Several retailers told the website that this was because they wanted to give employees time to spend with family.

Black Friday sales' start times have continued to creep earlier as retailers look to max out on one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

This has meant that many stores opened their doors the day before, on Thanksgiving. Sears did so in 2010, Walmart in 2011, then Target in 2012.

However, several retailers and mall owners have bucked the trend in recent years by refusing to open their doors early.

According to data gathered by BestBlackFriday.com, at least 60 retailers plan to keep their stores closed on Thanksgiving this year. Several told the website that this was because they wanted to give employees time to spend with family.

Here are just some of the dozens of retailers planning to stay closed on Thanksgiving, per BestBlackFriday.com:

  • A.C. Moore
  • Allen Edmonds
  • American Girl
  • At Home
  • AT&T (company-owned stores
  • Burlington
  • Christopher & Banks
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco

See the full list and read more at BusinessInsider.com

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