For the first time, Kohl's has decided to join in the retailer massacre of Turkey Day and open at 8pm.
Also an RHUer reported to us that Old Navy will be open all day of Thanksgiving Day, closing at 4 and re-opening at 7 for Black Friday. [Even though they are closed for three hours, there will still be people working]
As I mentioned in my post last week, Macy's has pretty much crushed the Thanksgiving holiday for millions of people by deciding to be open.
Their action in this is like a wave. Because Macy's stores anchor so many malls in America, there will be a domino effect of "no choice" and most small stores in malls will now be forced to follow and open for competitive reasons.
And you watch, stores like Nordstrom and Dillards will cave eventually. I can still hear the voice of a Nordstrom executive in my head talking about why they decided to open on 4th of July, "I don't want Macy's taking my customers." Will Black Friday and Thanksgiving be any different?
And with that, Thanksgiving will be over as we know it. It will become a holiday where we have our dinner plans around working at a retailer or wanting to go shop at one.
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl's Department Stores says it will open its doors on Thanksgiving for the first time, adding to the growing ranks of retailers trying to get a jump start on the holiday shopping season.
This critical shopping season used to start on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Retailers have been nudging their opening times earlier over the years in response to intense competition and tough economic times. Department store chain Macy's Inc. said last week that it also would open on Thanksgiving.
Kohl's said Monday that it will open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and remain open all day Friday.
The Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based company operates 1,158 stores across the country.