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,"