NEW YORK (AP) Target will no longer open its stores on Thanksgiving Day, making a permanent shift to the unofficial start of the holiday season that was suspended during the pandemic.
To limit store crowds, retailers were forced last year to turn what had become a weekend shopping blitz into an extended event, with the holiday sales starting as early as October.
This forced displacement appears to have been fortuitous.
Holiday sales in the United States in November and December were up 8.2% in 2020 from a year earlier, according to the National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail group. The business group predicts that 2021 could break that record, with growth between 8.5% and 10.5%.
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Americans, able to secure the same deals over a longer period of time, relieving some of the stress that comes with the holidays, seemed to embrace the change.
What started as a temporary pandemic-driven measure is now our new standard that recognizes our ability to fulfill our customers’ wishes during the holidays and well beyond business hours, wrote Target CEO Brian Cornell, in a note to employees.
The new standard at Target, in addition to very healthy sales last year, could push other retailers to follow its path.
Distribution and call centers will have staff for Thanksgiving, Target said Monday, but stores will remain closed.
Target started opening stores on Thanksgiving Day a decade ago, joining other retailers to kick off Black Friday sales a day earlier and create a post-turkey feast holiday rush. Many have done so to compete with Amazon.com and other growing online threats.
But the change just seemed to cannibalize Black Friday sales. And large retailers have suffered the backlash from critics who said thousands of people were forced to work rather than be with their families during the holidays.
Some stores and malls, such as the Mall of America in Minnesota, ended the practice and remained closed on Thanksgiving Day. Some, like Costco and Nordstrom, never opened their doors during the holidays, saying they wanted to respect the holidays.
Thanksgiving had historically not been a big selling day overall, not one of the top 10, as stores typically opened around 5 p.m. However, it has been a great day for online sales.
Last year, the holidays trailed only Cyber Monday and Black Friday in online sales, according to Adobe’s Digital Economy Index.
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