Target joins Walmart in staying closed for Thanksgiving this year


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. 

Target said Monday it will close up for Turkey Day, following Walmart‘s announcement of the same plans last week

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…


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