11. Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS)
> 2015 retail sales: $7.3 billion
> U.S. locations: 644
> Headquarters: Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
With locations in nearly every state, Dick’s Sporting Goods is one of the largest retailers in the country. Like many of its contemporaries, Dick’s will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The store will remain open until 2 a.m, and reopen three hours later at 5 a.m on Black Friday.
Dick’s business may be even more seasonal than many other companies on this list. Winter gear and apparel, in addition to the holidays, drive the company’s all important fourth quarter sales.
10. Toys “R” Us
> 2015 retail sales: $7.4 billion
> U.S. locations: 866
> Headquarters: Wayne, New Jersey
Toys “R” Us is opening its doors to shoppers nationwide starting at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day — for 30 hours straight. In order to meet the anticipated holiday demand, the toy store chain has already announced thousands of temporary hires in cities across the United States. In addition, Toys “R” Us has historically opened temporary, smaller format, “Express” locations during the holiday season, both domestically and internationally.
9. J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP)
> 2015 retail sales: $12.5 billion
> U.S. locations: 1,021
> Headquarters: Plano, Texas
Retailer J.C. Penney announced earlier this month that it will start Black Friday sales a day earlier this year, with stores nationwide opening on Thanksgiving Day at 3 p.m. The department store will begin its Black Friday sales online even earlier. To encourage customers to visit its stores on Thanksgiving Day, shoppers will randomly receive envelopes containing coupons valued up to $500.