Walmart will close stores on Thanksgiving, ending a Black Friday tradition that drew huge crowds

Walmart on Tuesday said it planned to keep all its stores closed on Thanksgiving Day.

The closures, affecting both Walmart and Sam`s Club stores, mark a huge departure from Walmart`s tradition of kicking off Black Friday in-store doorbuster sales on the Thanksgiving holiday, which falls on November 26 this year.

"We know this has been a trying year, and our associates have stepped up. We hope they will enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day at home with their loved ones," John Furner, the president and CEO of Walmart US, said in a statement. "We are certainly thankful to our people for all of their efforts."
  • Walmart is ending its tradition of kicking off in-store Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day.
  • The company said on Tuesday that all stores would be closed on Thanksgiving.
  • Walmart also announced that it would pay out a third round of bonuses to US employees in August.

RSK: More retailers will be doing this hoping to woo people to the internet and on line shopping. Covid will still be around then I am sure.

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