Walmart to again close its US stores on Thanksgiving Day

Walmart says it will close its U.S. stores on Thanksgiving for the second consecutive year

“Closing our stores on Thanksgiving Day is one way we’re saying ‘thank you’ to our team,” wrote Dacona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Walmart U.S., in a corporate blog.

Walmart, like other stores, successfully pushed more sales online to reduce crowds in its stores. But, even as safety protocols relax, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer apparently believes that not having the Black Friday kickoff on Thanksgiving won’t hurt its business.

Given the clout of Walmart and Target, other major retailers will likely follow their lead again this year.

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