10. The TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX)
> Headquarters: Framingham, Massachusetts
> 2014 U.S. retail sales: $22,206,000
TJX, which operates stores under T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods brands, will remain closed again this Thanksgiving. Last year, TJX spokesperson Doreen Thompson wrote in an email to 24/7 Wall St., “We are pleased to give our Associates the time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.” Like many other major retailers closed on Thanksgiving, TJX still has big plans for Black Friday. The company’s stores will open Friday at 7 a.m.
9. BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ)
> Headquarters: Westborough, Massachusetts
> 2014 U.S. retail sales: $13,811,000
Black Friday discounts at BJ’s Wholesale Club began one week before Black Friday. Despite early bargains for patrons of the membership-based wholesaler, the store will not open on Thanksgiving Day. For those who can wait until the day after the national holiday to do their bargain shopping, BJ’s will re-open its doors at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
8. Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY)
> Headquarters: Union, New Jersey
> 2014 U.S. retail sales: $11,708,000
While the home decor retailer has yet to announce its hours of operation on Black Friday, Thanksgiving is one of four national holidays the store observes by remaining closed. The company claims to have a good relationship with its employees, citing a lower turnover rate than is typical in the industry. While it is almost certainly also a business decision, allowing its roughly 60,000 employees to spend time with friends and family during national holidays like Thanksgiving may help improve the company’s relationship with its employees.
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