GameStop is joining Staples in what could be new trend this year of retailers just saying no to opening on Thanksgiving Day.
GameStop announced Monday that its stores will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. GameStop’s other brands such as Spring Mobile, Simply Mac, Cricket Wireless stores, and the new ThinkGeek retail store will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
The retailer said the decision is part of its core values of "Protecting the Family" and doing the right thing to disrupt the emerging trend in the retail industry of taking away holidays from customers and associates.
“We believe strongly that our customers and associates should have the opportunity to spend the Thanksgiving holiday relaxing with family and friends, and not worrying with the stress of where to find the best shopping deals. We know this is in stark contrast to what many other retailers are doing, but we are taking a stance to protect family time during this important holiday,” said Mike Buskey, executive VP and president of U.S. stores. “For our customers who want to do a little shopping on Thanksgiving Day, Gamestop.com and Thinkgeek.com will be open all day and taking orders.”