These 13 Retail Giants Are Opting Out of “The War on Thanksgiving”

CostcoRetail giants J.C. Penney, Toys R Us, Kmart, and Walmart are among stores that will stay open this Thanksgiving in a bid to increase revenue usually associated with “Black Friday.”

In choosing not to observe the holiday, businesses make it impossible for employees to join their families for Thanksgiving festivities, and that has created controversy. Some employee groups are calling the practice the “War on Thanksgiving.”

Other large retailers have announced they will continue to close on Thanksgiving. The following 13 retail chain stores will not be open for the holiday so their employees can spend Thanksgiving with their families:

1. Costco
2. Marshalls
3. Barnes & Noble
4. GameStop
5. TJ Maxx
6. Neiman Marcus
7. Burlington Coat Factory
8. Nordstrom
9. Dillard’s
10. REI
11. American Girl
12. Sam’s Club
13. Patagonia

How do you feel about this retail “War on Thanksgiving”? Should stores stay open to make more money — or should they shut down out of respect for employees? Leave a comment below.

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