Target will no longer open its stores on Thanksgiving Day.
“What started as a temporary measure driven by the pandemic is now our new standard one that recognizes our ability to deliver on our guests holiday wishes both within and well beyond store hours,” Target CEO Brian Cornell wrote in a note to employees.”
Distribution and call centers will have some staff on Thanksgiving, Target said Monday, but stores will remain closed.
Stores like Costco and Nordstrom never opened their doors during the holidays, saying they wanted to respect the holiday.
Many stores see this as an opportunity for more online sales and a better way for their employees to spend time with their families.