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Walmart to close on Thanksgiving Day this year

  • For the first time since the 1980's, Walmart will close their doors on Thanksgiving Day giving their associates time off to spend with friends and family


  • "We know this has been a trying year, and our associates have stepped up," John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S


  • Retailers used to close Thanksgiving Day as a branding tactic, as a way to distinguish from those who let the Black Friday shopping craze leak into the holiday itself


  • This year- the decision to close goes along with their company values and is a way to show appreciation to these front line workers amidst COVID-19


  • "Our associates have been working at an incredible pace, they've solved problems, and they've set an amazing example for others,"


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