No surprise they don't want to make changes like other retailers and bring back Turkey Day to their employees. Greedy, soulless Macy's is the worst and one of the original Murderers of Thanksgiving.
Good luck, Macy's! I hope your extra hour does nothing for your numbers.
Maybe you should just give up and stay open all week long, like Walmart?
From Daily Mail:
Macy's insists on staying open this Thanksgiving Day, even though several other stores have decided to close, citing lengthy holiday sales throughout the week.
Macy's will open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving - one hour earlier than last year - with most locations closing at 2am before reopening at 5am to kick off Black Friday.
The department store chain, which started opening its doors on Thanksgiving evening in 2013, said they were sticking to their guns due to 'ongoing customer interest'.
Acknowledging that employees may prefer staying at home on the holiday, a spokesperson said it solicited volunteers well in advance.
'We are working diligently to staff Thanksgiving with associates who volunteer,' Macy's said in a statement.
'Doing so means that our employees are able to make their own decisions about how they contribute to our most important and busiest weekend of the year.'
While the Friday after Thanksgiving has traditionally marked the start of the holiday season for businesses around the country, stores have started opening on Thursday to lure early shoppers amid online competition.
The 'Black Friday creep' has been a controversial move, with many workers complaining that stores are putting profits over the time with their families.
But J.C. Penney credited its 3pm opening on Thanksgiving Day last year for a strong financial quarter.
The trend appeared to be reversing, however, with the Mall of America announcing it will close on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2012.
Companies like Staples, the consumer electronics chain hhgregg, and retail shopping company CBL & Associates all followed suit.
Many companies said they wanted to give the day back to their employees, while others admitted a financial motive, saying it doesn't make a huge difference since sales continue to be stretched out for the week — and the month.
Other major retailers like Target, Best Buy and J.C. Penney are expected to announce their Thanksgiving weekend hours soon.
CBL & Associates, which operates 89 shopping centers, along with the Mall of America, are giving their tenants the option to stay open.
In August, Macy's announced it was planning to close about 100 stores next year to focus on its online investments in an increasingly fierce markets.
The closures make up nearly 14 per cent of stores under the Macy's brand.
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