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Best Buy to open 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, one hour earlier than last year


Minneapolis-- Best Buy has joined the ranks of retailers that have moved up the time their stores will open on Thanksgiving Day. The consumer electronics giant said Tuesday that some 1,000 of its stores will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, which is one hour earlier than last year. The stores will close at 1 a.m. Friday before reopening at 8 a.m. on November 28 (Black Friday) and close at 10 p.m. that day.

“While we recognize the decision to open on Thanksgiving affects Best Buy employees, customers have made it clear that many of them want to begin shopping on Thanksgiving evening,” the company said in a statement. “Most Thanksgiving evening shifts are filled by employees who volunteer to work. All hourly store employees who work on Thanksgiving will, of course, receive holiday pay.”

Due to laws in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, stores in those states will not open until Black Friday. A small number of additional locations across the country might have varied hours because of county or municipal laws, the company noted.

On Monday, Target Corp. announced that its stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, which is two hours earlier than last year. Others opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving include Macy’s, Kohl’s, Staples, Walmart and Sears.
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