Thanksgiving hours for early Black Friday shopping
A couple of years ago, according to a report from the National Retail Federation, only one in ten shoppers was standing in line at midnight on Black Friday. Last year, that number jumped to one in four.
How many shoppers will swarm stores this year? It’s anyone’s guess, but retailers are bracing for a massive influx of sales. More stores than ever before are announcing plans to open early, on Thanksgiving.
JCPenney stores will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.
Kmart has announced possibly the earliest hours of all. They’ll open at 6 am on Thanksgiving Day, and they’ll only close between 4 pm and 8 pm. Then, they’ll open on the night of Thanksgiving at 8 pm, close at 3 am Friday, and reopen at 5 am.
Kohl’s is kicking off their sales early, on Wednesday. They’ll be closed on Thanksgiving, and open at midnight for Black Friday.
Old Navy will be open on Thanksgiving this year.
Sears stores will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and they’ll have a second sale at 4 a.m. on Black Friday.
Target stores will open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and stay open until 11 p.m. on Black Friday.
Toys R Us will have one round of “door busters” at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and another at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
Walmart stores will be open for their first sales event at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Their second sales event goes from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. For Black Friday, they will open at 5 a.m.
So what do we call the shopping day before Black Friday? (Besides Thanksgiving, obviously.) Is it Black Friday Eve? Black Thursday?
Whatever you call it, more and more stores are opening on Thanksgiving for early Black Friday shopping. We’ll keep you updated with the latest news.
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