55 Retailers Announce Black Friday Hours

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There have been spotty releases about hours when retailers plan to open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday as they jockey to fulfill demand in a troubled retail market. Some retailers will not be open at all on Thanksgiving. Others will open late in the day, close overnight and then reopen very early on Black Friday. There is no pattern to the decisions, and most retailers will not later announce whether their plans have worked, at least based on recent history.

The pace for hours has been set by the largest retailers. Walmart will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Target and Best Buy will open their stores at 5 p.m. Other retailers that decide not to open until Black Friday risk losing market share to the leaders.

BestBlackFriday.com, which tracks retailer hours and special sales, has released most Thanksgiving/Black Friday store hours already. Discounted items will range into the thousands. This is for two reasons. The first is to catch customers at the earliest point of their shopping decisions. The other is the hope that if people come to store to buy one item on sale, they will use the opportunity to buy other merchandise.

Overall, across the industry, holiday retail is forecast to rise. The National Retail Federation’s outlook is “that holiday retail sales in November and December will be up between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total between $717.45 billion and $720.89 billion.” Which retailers will benefit will be uneven. Some retailers, like Sears and J.C. Penney, are fighting for their lives and poor holiday sales could fatally wound them.

All major retailers also have announced or are rumored to set hours for e-commerce sales. BestBlackFriday.com shows that e-commerce deals will match those in stores. Some retailers will allow customers to buy online and pick up items at stores.

Below is a list of Thanksgiving and Black Friday hours for 55 retailers:

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors – 5 AM to 11 PM
  • Ace Hardware – Vary by Location
  • At Home – 9 AM to 10 PM
  • Barnes & Noble – 8 AM
  • Bass Pro Shops – Thanksgiving 8 AM to 6 PM and Black Friday 5 AM to 9 PM or 10 PM (doorbusters end at 11 AM Black Friday)
  • Belk – Thanksgiving 4 PM to 1 AM and Black Friday 6 AM to 10 PM
  • Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 PM to 1 AM and Black Friday 8 AM
  • Big Lots – Thanksgiving 7 AM to Midnight and Black Friday 6 AM
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club – 7 AM and Normal Closing Hours
  • Blain’s Farm & Fleet – 6 AM
  • Burlington – 7 AM
  • Cabela’s – Thanksgiving 8 AM to 6 PM and Black Friday 5 AM to 9 PM or 10 PM (doorbusters end at 11 AM Black Friday)
  • Costco – 9 AM
  • CVS – Regular Business Hours
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 PM to 2 AM and Black Friday 5 AM to 10 PM
  • Gander Outdoors – Vary by Location
  • Guitar Center – 7 AM to 9 PM
  • Half Price Books – 9 AM
  • Harbor Freight – 7 AM to 9 PM
  • Hobby Lobby – 8 AM to 9 PM
  • Home Depot – 6 AM
  • HomeGoods – 7 AM
  • Homesense – 7 AM
  • JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 PM to Black Friday 10 PM
  • Kmart – Thanksgiving 6 AM to Midnight and Black Friday 6AM to 10PM
  • Kohl’s – Thanksgiving 5 PM to Black Friday 1 PM for doorbusters (call local store for closing time)
  • Lowe’s – 6 AM to 10 PM
  • Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 PM to 2 AM and Black Friday 6 AM to 1 PM for doorbusters (call local store for closing time)
  • Marshalls – 7 AM
  • Mattress Firm – 8 AM to 8 PM, with select stores open until 9 PM
  • Meijer- Thanksgiving 6 AM through Black Friday
  • Menards – 6 AM
  • Music and Arts – 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Northern Tool – 6 AM to 9 PM
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax – 8 AM to 9 PM
  • Old Navy – Thanksgiving 3 PM to Black Friday 10 PM
  • Petco – 8 AM
  • PetSmart – 7 AM to 9 PM
  • Pier 1 Imports – Vary by Location
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses – 8 AM to 9 PM
  • Sam’s Club – 7 AM
  • Sears – Thanksgiving 6 PM and Black Friday All Day
  • Shopko – Thanksgiving 2 PM to Black Friday 10 PM for Stores; Until 2 PM for doorbusters
  • Sierra Trading Post – 7 AM
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse – 6 AM
  • Sprint – 8 AM – 9 PM (Company Owned)
  • Stage Stores – Thanksgiving 1 PM to 1 AM and Black Friday 6 AM to 10 PM
  • Staples – 7 AM
  • Stein Mart – 7 AM to 10 PM
  • Target – Thanksgiving 5 PM to 1 AM and Black Friday 7 AM
  • T.J. Maxx – 7 AM
  • Tractor Supply – 6 AM
  • Walgreens – Regular Business Hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
  • Walmart – Thanksgiving 6 PM
  • West Marine – Vary by Location