The Black Friday sales 2018, pre-sales is bucked by many stores including Home Depot, Costco and others. The sales start even earlier. Since, the ultimate goal of retailers is to maximize their sales on the busiest shopping day of the whole year.

Looking at the sales trends of last years, even earlier to Thanksgiving Day. Many stores opened their doors. It was practised by Sears in 2010, Walmart in 2011, and Target in the year 2012.

However, a twist has been taken by retailers by bucking the trend of opening stores earlier.

As per the data collected by BestBlackFriday.com, the list of around 50 retailers is planning to keep their stores shut this year on Thanksgiving day. They gave the reason that they want their employees to spend quality time with their family as well.

The list of retailers who will keep their stores shut on Thanksgiving day is as follows:

  • C. Moore
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Abt Electronics
  • Acme Tools
  • American Girl
  • Allen Edmonds
  • AT&T (company-owned stores)
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • At Home
  • Blain’s Farm & Fleet
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Burlington
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Christopher & Banks
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Costco
  • Dressbarn (majority of stores)
  • Dillard’s
  • Fleet Farm
  • Guitar Center
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Half Price Books
  • H&M
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Home Depot
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Homesense
  • HomeGoods
  • Ikea
  • JoAnn Stores
  • Lowe’s
  • Mattress Firm
  • Music & Arts
  • Marshalls
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Nordstrom
  • C. Richard & Son
  • Pep Boys
  • Patagonia
  • PetSmart
  • Petco
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • REI
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattresses
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sprint (retail stores closed unless mall dictates otherwise; mall kiosks may open)
  • Stein Mart
  • Staples
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • TJ Maxx
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine

However, don’t worry at all. Because big retailers like Target, Walmart and the like will be open for you. What you think is it a good step taken by Costco, Home Depot and other retailers to remain closed or not? Let’s have a conversation.