Target will permanently close all stores for Thanksgiving heading into the holiday shopping season, multiple sources reported.
Retailers were forced to extend the holiday shopping rush with sales beginning in October, the Associated Press reported.
“What started as a temporary measure driven by the pandemic is now our new standard — one that recognizes our ability to deliver on our guests’ holidays wishes both within and well beyond store hours,” Target chief executive Brian Cornell wrote in a message to employees, the AP reported.
Distribution and call centers will have some staff on Thanksgiving, and all stores will remain closed, according to the AP.
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