After years of opening hours for "Black Friday" getting earlier and earlier until stores were opening on Thanksgiving night, the pendulum has swung back. It seems companies are recognizing that Thanksgiving is a time for guests and employees to spend with their family, and not rush out for the latest deals. Not to mention the marketing boost a store can get by touting its focus on family values over profits, and the lower overhead by not staffing stores. Several stores have already announced they'll stay shut this year on Thanksgiving.
Here's the list to date:
- Mattress Firm
- P.C. Richard & Son
We'll update this list as more stores are announced.