Target stores will no longer be open on Thanksgiving, CEO says

Target stores will no longer be open on Thanksgiving, CEO says


Target stores will no longer open their doors on Thanksgiving Day.

The change, which was announced to employees on Monday, comes after the big-box retailer closed its stores on the holiday last year in an effort to limit crowds and ensure customer safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Target and other retailers have traditionally opened on Thanksgiving to capitalize on Black Friday, the start of the holiday sales rush.

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“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 said in a note to employees first obtained by the Associated Press.

Like most retailers,

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