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06/09/2021

Best Buy joins Target, Walmart in closing stores on Thanksgiving Day

Marianne Wilson
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It’s still early in the game but retailers’ plans for holiday 2021 are starting to take shape — and they are looking similar to last year.

Best Buy will close its stores on Thanksgiving Day, joining Target and Walmart who are doing the same. It’s the second consecutive year that the three chains have elected to go dark on the national holiday, a trend that started last year as retailers emphasized online promotions and deals in an effort to reduce in-store crowds during the pandemic. 

Similar to Target and Walmart, Best Buy did not reveal its store hours or plans for Black Friday. 

“This year, we’ll have even more ways for customers to easily and conveniently get their holiday shopping done, over the Black Friday weekend and throughout the entire holiday season,” Best Buy spokesperson Keegan Shoutz said in a statement to USA Today.