Black Friday has been pushing back into Thanksgiving, with many stores opening ever earlier in the evening and even daytime on Thursday, but a wide range of retailers aren’t biting. Discount chain T.J. Maxx and regional department store Dillard’s Inc., along with warehouse clubs and some electronics stores are holding true to tradition and waiting for Friday before kicking off the all-important holiday shopping frenzy.
Some are particularly vocal about it. Regional electronics chain P.C. Richard & Son took out full-page ads imploring to “Save Thanksgiving” in newspapers across the Northeast. Nordstrom Inc. wrote on its Facebook page: “We won’t be decking our halls” until Black Friday because “we just like the idea of celebrating one holiday at a time.” That post received more than 20,000 “likes” in less than 24 hours. Ace Hardware is keeping its 4,600 stores nationwide closed on Thanksgiving, taking the high ground by saying, “Some things are more important than money.” Read More
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