Best Buy announced it would not be open for Turkey Day 2021, marking the second consecutive year the retailer will remain closed, Chain Store Age reported. Last year, retailers closed their doors while the COVID-19 pandemic was still on the up and up in the U.S. Now, as states reopen and consumers regain confidence in venturing out to brick and mortar stores, it's a telling sign that retailers are remaining closed this year, too.
Instead, mass retailers may be opting to start their Black Friday holiday shopping promotions online rather than in store. The move gives employees the holiday off and reduces crowd-gathering during a global pandemic.
“This year, we’ll have even more ways for customers to easily and conveniently get their holiday shopping done, over the Black Friday weekend and throughout the entire holiday season,” Best Buy spokesperson Keegan Shoutz said in a statement to USA Today.
Best Buy did not announce its store hours or plans for Black Friday.
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