More retailers are disinviting themselves from the Thanksgiving table—not unlike an annoying relative who finally realizes no one wanted to see them in the first place. The latest is Target, which on Monday announced plans to close stores on the autumnal holiday, taking place on Nov. 26 this year.
“So kick back, relax and enjoy a long nap after you finish that last piece of Thanksgiving turkey. This season, you can count on getting extra-big savings without the extra-long lines, with plenty of opportunities to score the best deals on the hottest items both before and after November 26,” the Minneapolis-based chain said in a statement.
Target joins fellow big-box retailer Walmart, which announced its own Thanksgiving Day closures last week. Dick’s Sporting Goods, which recently also unveiled its back-to-school marketing, announced on Monday that it too will be closing stores, including its Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream locations, on Nov. 26. A spokeswoman from Kohl’s says the chain has nothing to announce as of Monday.