Best Buy to close stores on Thanksgiving, jump-start holidays

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Holiday deals will start early at Best Buy this year, but customers won’t have access to them in stores on Thanksgiving Day.

In a brief statement on its website, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry said the consumer electronics giant has decided to close stores on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26), although digital and mobile shopping will still be available. Best Buy is the fourth major retailer to announce it will shutter stores on Thanksgiving in the past week, joining Walmart, Target, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. 

Best Buy is also following Target’s lead by offering some of its holiday deals “earlier than ever.” The retailer did not provide specific details, but Target has said it will begin offering its lowest prices of the year on items in stores and online in October.

Barry also cited Best Buy’s launch of contactless curbside pickup in March and said the retailer is making sure online orders arrive at the right time. 

“Although this holiday season may certainly look different, we’re ready to once again be there for our customers how, when and where they need us, during the most exciting time of the year,” said Barry.