While some stores are offering a jumpstart on holiday sales by opening up on Thanksgiving Day, others are vowing to keep their doors shut.
Stores that plan to stay closed and allow their staff the day off include Costco, REI, Nordstrom, Burlington Coat Factory, Apple and Radio Shack.
Retailers that plan to open up after Thanksgiving dinner include Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kmart, Macy’s, Kohl’s, J.C. Penney and Toys R US.
Will you be among the early shoppers?
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Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.