Dick’s Sporting Goods first out of the gate with holiday 2021 plan

Marianne Wilson
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Dick’s Sporting Goods is giving its employees plenty of time to make plans for Thanksgiving Day.

The sporting goods giant announced it will close all stores and distribution centers on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021. Dick’s also closed on Thanksgiving in 2020.

"We closed our stores and distribution centers last year on Thanksgiving as a way of saying 'thank you' to our teammates for navigating all the stress and strain of 2020 and to encourage our teammates and customers to spend time with their loved ones," said Lauren Hobart, who took the reins as Dick’s CEO on Feb. 1. "This year, we wanted to give our teammates plenty of notice that we will be closed again, so they have the opportunity to plan for their annual traditions – whether it's participating in a fun run, watching football or enjoying Thanksgiving dinner."

Dick’s will reopen on Black Friday (Nov. 26) to serve customers with in-store, curbside contactless pickup and BOPIS options.

As of January 30, 2021, the company operated 728 stores across the United States.