Fewer major retailers will be open on Thanksgiving. Target, which closed stores on Thanksgiving Day last year because of the pandemic, has decided to make the holiday closure permanent, the Associated Press reported Monday. Stores such as Kohl’s, Macy’s and Walmart also are taking the day off.
Here’s a rundown of which national retailers will be open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, though times may vary at some locations:
7 a.m.: Big Lots, Dollar General
9 a.m.: Bass Pro Shops
5 a.m.: Bass Pro Shops, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Walmart
6 a.m.: Bath & Body Works, Bed Bath & Beyond, Big Lots, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Tanger Outlets, Ulta
7 a.m.: Michaels, Target
8 a.m.: Dollar General, Five Below
9 a.m.: Costco Wholesale
10 a.m.: Sam’s Club
Small Business Saturday
The NRF forecasts 58.1 million Americans will turn to local bookstores, toy sellers, clothing boutiques and other independents on Small Business Saturday.
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the event was launched in 2010 to redirect some holiday shopping dollars to local stores and is now observed by all 50 states.
To find a participating business near you, search for #SmallBizSat on social media or do a simple online search. Local newspapers, blogs and neighborhood email groups can also point you to retailers in your area.