Is retail bowing in respect to our day of Thanking God for his amazing grace and provision?
More and more employees are giving thanks after a wave of stores including Costco and Nordstrom – once open on Thanksgiving – are now closing so that staff can enjoy the holiday with family.
Macy’s and Kohl’s have previously led the way for sales to start early – opening on Thanksgiving rather than Black Friday.
A Facebook page called Boycott Shopping on Thanksgiving along with various other online petitions were formed to stop shopping on the family holiday. The Facebook group has almost 7,000 signatures.
And it appears the campaign is working.
Earlier this week Costco announced that they will remain closed on Thursday, followed by Nordstrom, Home Depot and Gamestop.
Employees ‘deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families,’ said a Costco representative.
Home Depot and Lowe’s home improvement stores will open at 5:00am on Friday, as will some T.J.Maxx and Marshall’s stores
The other store locations will open two hours later.
‘We consider ourselves an associate-friendly company, and we are pleased to give our associates the time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends,’ TJX spokeswoman Doreen Thompson told NBC.
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