I can’t think of anything good that has came from the Covid-19 debacle in America, and I’m not sure many others can either. However this is something that I think most Americans should be proud of.
As many of you know when we grew up, stores were CLOSED on Thanksgiving. It was a time to give thanks, watch football, spend time with family and friends. That tradition looks to be coming back, and we hope that it will stay for good. America has got to get back to it’s core and our values as a nation.
Of the major retailers closing, the largest Walmart/Sam’s Club will be closed on Thanksgiving, so will Target.
In a statement Walmart said the following:
“They take care of you and we want to take care of them. Along with special cash bonuses this quarter, we will be closing our doors on Thanksgiving Day to give our associates much-needed time with their loved ones.”
Target’s CEO Brian Cornell offered this statement on the closings.
“This year more than ever, a joyful holiday will be inseparable from a safe one, and we’re continuing to adjust our plans to deliver ease, value and the joy of the season in a way that only Target can,”
Target will also begin Christmas shopping deals in October to help stretch out shopping opportunities for its customers the company stated.
Dick’s Sporting Goods will close as well. The closure also includes other stores the company owns such as Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream stores.
“We are so thankful to our teammates for their hard work and dedication,” Chairman and CEO Ed Stack said. “They have navigated this year with strength , commitment and care for each other and for our customers. We will continue to do all we can to support them and show our gratitude.”
Electronics leader and mega store Best Buy says they too will close on Thanksgiving.
“We can all agree that, so far 2020 has turned out differently than what we might have expected. And now, the holiday season at Best Buy, including Thanksgiving Day, is going to look different too.”
Kohl’s was the latest retail giant to announce they will close on Thanksgiving as well.
“As we move into the holiday season of this very unusual year, we are adapting our plans in response to changing customer expectations and behaviors,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s CEO.
What are your thoughts on family time making a comeback in 2020 in America?