A cashier places a bag of items in a customer’s shopping cart at a Target Corp. store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019.
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Two of the biggest retailers in the U.S. are closing their doors on Thanksgiving this year, sidestepping a recent tradition of keeping the lights on for customers to bargain hunt after their turkey dinners.
Instead, Target is encouraging shoppers to start their holiday shopping even earlier, in October.
“Let’s face it: Historically, deal hunting and holiday shopping can mean crowded events, and…