Costco, Home Depot, and dozens of other retailers are bucking a major Black Friday trend

  • Black Friday sales' start times have crept forward each year, encroaching on Thanksgiving Day. 
  • This year, nearly 100 retailers, including Costco, TJ Maxx, and Nordstrom, have said they will keep stores closed on Thanksgiving, according to BestBlackFriday.com.
  • Most retailers told the website that this was because they wanted to give employees time to spend with family. 

Black Friday sales' start times have continued to creep forward as retailers look to max out on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. 

This has meant that many stores have opened their doors a day before, on the Thanksgiving holiday. This trend started with Sears in 2010, Walmart in 2011, and then Target in 2012. 

However, a select group of retailers and mall owners have bucked the trend in recent years by refusing to open their doors early.

According to data gathered by BestBlackFriday.com, nearly 100 retailers will keep their stores closed on Thanksgiving this year. Most retailers told the website that this was because they wanted to give employees time to spend with family. 

Here is the full list below:

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A.C. Moore

Abt Electronics

Academy Sports + Outdoors

Acme Tools

Allen Edmonds

American Girl
At Home
AT&T (Company-Owned Stores)
Big 5 Sporting Goods
BJ's Wholesale Club
Blain’s Farm & Fleet
Bob’s Discount Furniture
Burlington
Christopher & Banks
Cost Plus World Market
Costco
Craft Warehouse

Crate and Barrel

Dillard's
dressbarn (majority of stores)
Fleet Farm
Gardner-White Furniture
Guitar Center

H&M

Half Price Books
Harbor Freight Tools
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
HomeGoods
Homesense
IKEA
JOANN Stores
Lowe's
Marshalls
Mattress Firm
Music & Arts
Nordstrom
Nordstrom Rack
P.C. Richard & Son
Patagonia

Pep Boys

Petco
PetSmart
Pier 1 Imports

Publix

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses
REI
Sam's Club
Sierra Trading Post
Sportsman’s Warehouse
Sprint (Retail stores closed unless mall dictates otherwise; mall kiosks may open)
Staples
Stein Mart
Sur La Table
The Container Store
TJ Maxx
Tractor Supply Co.
Trollbeads
Von Maur
West Marine
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