These stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2021

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However, some companies — and many consumers — maintain that stores should be closed on the national holiday so workers can spend time with their families. In fact, a survey conducted by BestBlackFriday.com in 2019 found that 72% of consumers polled believed businesses should be closed on Thanksgiving.

Of course, the pandemic changed our shopping habits, too, with people around the world relying more than ever on online retail. Even now, many people feel no need to shop in-store anymore — much less on Thanksgiving Day.

Several retailers — including some big names — have confirmed that they’ll be closed on Turkey Day this year. Many of them will still host online sales on Thanksgiving Day before opening store doors again on Black Friday.

The retailers closing up for in-person shopping on Thanksgiving Day 2021 include:

  1. Academy Sports and Outdoors
  2. Ace Hardware
  3. Aldi
  4. Ann Taylor
  5. Bed Bath & Beyond
  6. BJ’s
  7. Barnes and Noble
  8. Bath & Body Works
  9. Best Buy
  10.  Bloomingdale’s
  11. Bob’s Discount Furniture
  12. Boscov’s
  13. Burlington Coat Factory
  14. Costco
  15. Cost Plus World Market
  16. Crate & Barrel
  17. DSW
  18. Foot Locker
  19. Forever 21
  20.  Gap
  21. Guitar Center
  22.  Hobby Lobby
  23.  Home Depot
  24.  HomeGoods
  25.  Ikea
  26.  JCPenney
  27.  Joann
  28.  Kohl’s
  29.  Lowe’s
  30.  Macy’s
  31.  Marshall’s
  32.  Menards
  33.  Michaels
  34.  Nordstrom
  35.  Office Depot
  36.  OfficeMax
  37.  Petco
  38.  Petsmart
  39.  Publix
  40.  REI
  41.  Sam’s Club
  42.  Sierra Trading Post
  43.  Staples
  44.  Target
  45.  The Container Store
  46.  T.J.Maxx
  47.  Trader Joe’s
  48.  Ulta
  49.  Walmart

Meanwhile, the list of stores that will be open on Thanksgiving Day 2021 is much shorter! It includes the following retailers:

  • Acme
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Big Lots
  • Cabela’s
  • CVS
  • Dollar General
  • Family Dollar
  • Five Below
  • Kroger
  • Old Navy
  • Ralph’s
  • Rite Aid
  • Stop & Shop
  • Von’s
  • Walgreens

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