Black Friday: Stores that will open on Thanksgiving

Lester Mason
November 21, 2017

Black Friday, this year on November 24, offers some of the lowest prices of the year on many consumer goods including TVs, other electronics and toys. But taking the moral high ground comes at a cost, according to Foursquare, which gathers location data of about 50 million monthly global users of its apps and mines it for ad-targeting and other business insights.

Stores are open Thanksgiving Day, but don't expect bargains on numerous hottest holiday toys during Black Friday sales.

"Most of the Nationals will be open, so there will be plenty of shopping opportunities on Thanksgiving", said Pinson.

Most Toys R Us stores will be open for 30 hours straight, starting at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Some stores are even opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day, despite backlash from some shoppers.

Walmart: Most Walmart stores will be open regular hours on Thursday.

JC Penney, which opened at 3 p.m., made 280% more on Thanksgiving than it did on a regular day.

Kmart stores will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. The company has not yet announced when exactly it will open on Thanksgiving, but a year ago opened at 5 p.m.

Black Friday is technically on November 24, but your planning and shopping should begin well before that.


They will be open from 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving until 11 p.m. on Friday. The best way to maximize your shopping outing is to contact the stores you want to shop at before going, just to make sure they will be open. In the past, the store opened at 6 a.m. More information is available on the company's website. Contact your store for specific hours on Thursday.

Publix stores and pharmacies will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Instead, doors will open at 7:45 a.m. on Friday. "It's an emotional interaction, and that's what they're appealing to on Thanksgiving Day".

Grizzlies Den - Closed Thanksgiving; open 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.

E-commerce has become so pervasive that USA online retail sales this holiday season are expected to reach $107.4 billion this year, a 13.8% jump from last year and the first time they'll top the $100-billion mark, the research firm Adobe Analytics forecasts.

KMart says on its website it will be offering Thanksgiving doorbusters, but has not yet announced when it will open on the holiday. All stores will reopen at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.

Target's Black Friday event starts at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. New this year: Stores will close that night at midnight and reopen Friday at 6 a.m. The company also has several pre-Black Friday deals offered through its catalog.

Walmart's Black Friday sale begins at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving in stores, and it will run all day online.

Store employees will also steer customers to the right section.

- Danielle Wiener-Bronner contributed reporting to this story.

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