November 27, 2021

Target Stores Will Remain Closed on Thanksgiving Day Permanently

After closing final 12 months on Thanksgiving as a result of coronavirus pandemic, Target introduced Monday that it could completely stay closed on the vacation, giving the day again to 1000’s of staff.

Whereas shops shall be closed on Thanksgiving Day, some name heart and distribution staff will nonetheless must work.

“What started as a temporary measure driven by the pandemic is now our new standard — one that recognizes our ability to deliver on our guests’ holiday wishes both within and well beyond store hours,” Target CEO Brian Cornell stated in a written word to staff.

Retailers started opening earlier and earlier, encroaching on Thanksgiving, to compete with on-line retailers. However even with shops closed for the vacation, gross sales had been up 8.2 % from the earlier 12 months. Buyers had been in a position to get the identical offers however unfold out over a extra prolonged interval. 

Thanksgiving is traditionally not an enormous gross sales day for shops. It doesn’t even crack the highest ten. Up to now, it has been an enormous day for on-line gross sales.

Hopefully, different main retailers will be aware of Target’s shift away from opening on Thanksgiving and comply with go well with.