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For the past decade, Black Friday store sales have continued to creep in on Thanksgiving, eating away at the time people have spent around the holiday table.

Not this year during the coronavirus pandemic.

Retailers who launched Black Friday on Thanksgiving in 2019 and in recent years have kept their doors closed this Thanksgiving, driving more of the hottest deals online.

Walmart was the first to announce in July that it would not open Thanksgiving stores for the first time since the late 1980s, and others, including Target and Best Buy, quickly followed, saying it was the way to go. to support and protect employees in a probationary year.

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The holiday shopping season started earlier and sales continued longer as retailers sought to spread demand and reduce crowds. Sales called “Black Friday” began in early November, but there are still many new sales rounds this week.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies “shopping in crowded stores just before, on or after Thanksgiving” as a list of riskier activities to avoid, and in guidelines issued before the fall holidays, they also offer more online. shopping.

Shops closed on Thanksgiving 2020

Here are the main retailers that remain closed on Thanksgiving:

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Due to state laws, stores in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will remain closed for Thanksgiving. Shops in some areas may also have different hours due to local or state restrictions amid the pandemic.

Acme Market: Most stores are open from 7 am to 4 pm, all pharmacies are closed.

Albertson: Hours vary, but most have shorter hours.

Bashas Supermarkets: Open until 15:00

Dylons: Open until 16:00

Food lion: Open until 16:00

Fred Meyer: Open until 15:00

The fresh market: From 8 to 15 hours

Fresh thyme: From 7 to 14 hours

The giant company: Open until 15:00

Giant food: Open until 15:00

Supermarkets Giant Eagle: Open until 15:00

Harris Teater: All stores are closed for 14 hours

HEB: 6 in the morning until noon

Hy-Vee: Normal hours.

King Soopers: The shops are open until 4 pm, the pharmacies are closed.

Kroger: All shops are open until 5 pm, pharmacies are closed.

Meijer: Supercenters are open from 6 am to 4 pm, Pharmacies from 10 am to 2 pm, according to this news release.

Ralphs: Most stores are open until 10 pm

Safeway: Varies, but shortened hours.

Smart & Final: From 6 to 17 hours

Sprout farmers market: From 7 to 16 hours

Stopping and shopping: Shops in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York are open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., while stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are closed.

Tops: Open until 16:00

Vegmani: Most places are open until 4 p.m., but stores in Massachusetts will be closed.

Whole food market: It varies. Many shops open from 7 am to 5 pm

WinCo Foods: Shops near 15:00

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Many stores are still working part-time due to COVID-19, while others will reduce hours as early as Thursday. Many gas station stores will operate normally. Consult your store before you leave. Click on store names to search for location-specific information.


Bass Pro stores: From 8 to 18 hours.

Protein: Open for taking curbs and in the store from 16 to 23 hours; reopened 7 a.m. Black Friday.

Large batches: From 7 to 13 hours; reopened 6 a.m. Black Friday

Cable: From 8 to 18 hours; reopen 5 a.m. Black Friday.

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CVS: Most places open regularly, but most pharmacies will be closed.

Total dollar: 7:00 to 17:00, excludes Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Edible: 8 in the morning until noon.

Instacart: The on-demand delivery service will “serve orders nationwide, with delivery in one hour, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving,” the company said TODAY.

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Ritual help: Most places open regularly, but most pharmacies will be closed.


Walgreens: Most places open regularly, but most pharmacies will be closed.


More stores: Smaller chains and local shops can also operate on Thanksgiving. Some will post special classes on social media.

This overview will be updated with additional store hours and closed retailers. Check again. And retailers with 50 or more locations submit store hours for Thanksgiving or say if your stores are closed using this form.

Contribution: David P. Willis, Asbury Park Press

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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