Here’s how Staples will observe Thanksgiving Day
Staples store associates won’t have to rush their holiday meals this Thanksgiving.
For the second year in a row, the office products retailer will keep its brick-and-mortar locations shuttered on Thanksgiving Day, which falls Nov. 28 this year. On Black Friday, exclusive in-store deals will begin at 7 a.m. local time in most retail locations. Black Friday deals will include $180-$330 off select HP laptops and 40% off select custom holiday cards and invitations. In addition, customers will be able to place online orders on Thanksgiving Day for in-store pickup on Black Friday.
“We’re here to help consumers and small businesses alike gear up for their busy holiday season with ease,” said Mike Motz, CEO, Staples U.S. Retail. “But first and foremost, we need to ensure that our dedicated retail associates, the folks who will be hard at work through Black Friday and the entire holiday season, can spend the Thanksgiving holiday relaxing with their friends and families.”
In 2018, major retailers including BJ’s, Nordstrom, The Home Depot, and Costco, as well as Staples, kept stores closed on Thanksgiving Day. A 2018 survey from BestBlackFriday.com showed that only 25% of consumers support Thanksgiving store openings, while 47% dislike Thanksgiving openings and 28% are indifferent.