18 Chains That Refuse to Open on Thanksgiving Day

by Sahid Fawaz

Each year we hear of more and more stores that are opening on Thanksgiving Day, depriving their employees of time with their families. But what often goes unmentioned are the stores that refuse to open on that day. Instead they give their employees a day of rest and put people over profits. Below are eighteen such stores. If you know of any other stores, let us know in the comments. And if any of these eighteen stores have changed their policies and are in fact opening on Thanksgiving Day this year, please let us know and we will remove them from the list.

1. BARNES & NOBLE

2. BED, BATH & BEYOND

3. BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB

4. COSTCO

5. CRATE & BARREL

6. DILLARDS

7. HOME DEPOT

8. HOME GOODS

9. JO-ANN FABRICS

10. LOWES

11. MARSHALLS

12. NORDSTROM

13. PC RICHARD & SON

14. PIER 1

15. PUBLIX

16. RADIO SHACK* 

*Radio Shack’s policy recently changed to open on Thanksgiving Day with a break between noon and 5 pm for employees to have dinner with their families.

17. SUR LA TABLE

18. TJ MAXX

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