6. Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN)
> 2015 retail sales: $14.0 billion
> U.S. locations: 323
> Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
Nordstrom department stores will not be opening on Thanksgiving this year. In a statement to 24/7 Wall St., a company spokesperson confirmed stores hours will vary by location on Black Friday, though many will be opening early and staying open later than usual on the national shopping day.
Nordstrom’s decision to remain closed on Thanksgiving is a break from the broader trend among its competitors. For many department stores, including Nordstrom, the holiday season is crucial to meeting annual sales goals, and as a result many extend the season as long as possible. Macy’s, J.C. Penney, and Sears will all be open Thanksgiving Day.
5. BJ’s Wholesale Club
> 2015 retail sales: $14.4 billion
> U.S. locations: 200
> Headquarters: Westborough, Massachusetts
For the 10th time in as many years, BJ’s Wholesale Club will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day. In a public statement, company President and CEO Chris Baldwin explained that as in years past, BJ’s made this decision in order to allow employees to spend time with family. Deal seekers can still take advantage of holiday discounts on the company’s website. The wholesaler will reopen its doors at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
4. TJX (NYSE: TJX)
> 2015 retail sales: $23.6 billion
> U.S. locations: 2,697
> Headquarters: Framingham, Massachusetts
TJX is the company behind discount retailers T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods. Like many other retailers, an outsized share of the company’s annual sales comes during the holiday season. Despite the importance of this time of year to the company’s bottom line, as in years past, all of the company’s nearly 2,700 locations will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day. In a statement to 24/7 Wall St., a company spokesperson explained that the decision was made to allow associates to spend time with family and friends. Most T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, and Marshalls locations will open at 7 a.m on Black Friday.