Thanksgiving shopping: Stores that will be open, closed for the holiday

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For many years, stores were open on Thanksgiving, allowing consumers to shop or run last-minute errands before the feast hits the table. 

However, an increasing number of retailers have been closing their doors on the holiday in order to give their employees some well-deserved rest, especially for working throughout the pandemic. 

Shoppers wait in line at a Walmart store in Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 24, 2009. (Robyn Beck/ AFP via Getty Images / Getty Images)

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Some companies, like Target, have decided to close stores on Thanksgiving Day permanently. 

Here are the major retail or grocery stores that will close on Nov. 25. 

  • Aldi
  • Best Buy
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Costco
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Home Depot
  • IKEA
  • Kohl’s
  • Lowe’s
  • Macy’s
  • Publix, according to WRAL.
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s, according to multiple reports.
  • Walmart and Sam’s Club, which is owned by Walmart

However, some essential retailers will be open, though hours may be limited. 

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Here are some major stores that will be open: 

  • CVS: Many CVS pharmacy locations, including 24-hour sites, will remain open with regular hours. However, some pharmacy hours may be reduced or closed, a CVS spokesperson told FOX Business.
  • Walgreens: Most Walgreens stores will be open but will have adjusted operating hours from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Any 24-hour store or pharmacy will remain open.
  • Whole Foods: Hours may vary upon location. Customers are encouraged to check with their local store online for updated hours.
  • Wegmans: Stores will be open with varying hours except in Massachusetts, where stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and reopen on Nov. 26 at 6 a.m., a spokesperson told FOX Business.
  • Starbucks: Locations will be open, but store hours will vary by location.

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