Times, they are changing, once again.

Remember, a few years ago, many large retailers made the decision to go where no store had gone before and start their Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving Day? The move aroused mixed emotions, as some were thrilled to get out of the house and loved ones earlier, and some weren’t happy that retail arrived before family and employees had to shorten their time a bit. Thanksgiving meetings so I can go to work.

Earlier this year, Target announced that they would no longer be opening any of their stores on Thanksgiving Day.

The retail giant took the step after a number of other retail chains chose not to open last year due to the pandemic, and instead spread their big sales over the years. time and online. It’s a measure that has been implemented to limit large crowds during the pandemic and give employees some time off after all they’ve been through with COVID-19.

After retail sales in November and December rose by more than 8.2% compared to 2019, it was sort of a no-brainer for the store to implement the same strategy this year and for the future as well. considering The National Retail Federation predicts that this holiday season could even break last year’s record, as sales are already expected to climb between 8.5% and 10.5%.

After Target’s move, it will be interesting to see if other stores follow suit and close on Thanksgiving as well. As we said earlier, the times they are changing, again.

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