42 Retailers That Won’t Be Open on Thanksgiving

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Among the most common comments about retailers that open on Thanksgiving is that they are unfair to employees who would like to be home with family members and that they cannot afford to be closed because they would lose holiday sales to competitors. At least 42 retailers have elected to stay closed for the holiday. They run the gamut from obscure firms to those among the most well-known in the industry.

BestBlackFriday.com put the list together, and it is not anywhere near complete. The site summarized the scope of the list:

While certain retailers are going to open even earlier on Thanksgiving this year, other stores are taking the day off entirely. Even more surprising, some stores will close their doors on Black Friday, opting to allow their employees and customers to enjoy the holiday weekend with their friends and families.

The largest public company retailers on the list include AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS), Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST), Dillard’s Inc. (NYSE: DDS), GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) and the Sam’s Club division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT).

The entire list, thanks to BestBlackFriday.com:

  • A.C. Moore (Allow employees to spend time with family)
  • American Girl
  • AT&T (Customer Service closed; select retail locations closed)
  • Barnes & Noble (Allow booksellers to spend time with family)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (Select locations)
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Burlington (Allow employees to spend time with family)
  • Cabela’s (Retail closed; call centers open)
  • Christmas Tree Shops (Select locations)
  • Costco
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s (Allow employees to spend time with family)
  • GameStop (5 a.m. Black Friday opening)
  • Gardner-White Furniture (8 a.m. Black Friday opening)
  • Guitar Center
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods (Allow employees to spend time with family)
  • IKEA
  • Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
  • Lowe’s
  • Mall of America
  • Marshalls (Allow employees to spend time with family)
  • Mattress Firm
  • Menards
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom (non-store employees working)
  • Outdoor Research
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports (Allow employees to spend time with family)
  • Publix
  • Raymour and Flanagan Furniture (8 a.m. Black Friday opening)
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Staples
  • The Container Store
  • T.J. Maxx (Allow employees to spend time with family)
  • Tractor Supply
  • Von Maur (9 a.m. Black Friday opening)