Bucking the Trend: Hobby Lobby, Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond Choose to Remain Closed on Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, who believes that retail stores should stay closed? Who believes the retail employees should be allowed to have the whole day off to give thanks and be with their family? Who believes this whole ‘Black Friday’ thing is very overrated?

Well there’s good news for at least a few employees of Hobby Lobby, Nordstrom and Bed Bath & Beyond, and….

In recent years the trend has been for major retailers like Walmart, Target and Macy’s to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day in effort to compete with the changing retail landscape for Christmas sales.

Events like “Cyber Monday,” the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend when folks have returned to work and may be more inclined to spend time shopping online for what they couldn’t get in stores, as well as the phenomenon of “Christmas Creep,” the process of retailers putting out Christmas merchandise prior to the start of the traditional shopping season, have all



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