The Black Friday store hours for 2013 are continuing to arrive, as various retailers look to match their competitors when the sales and deals start up. The new trend is that retail stores are setting their opening hours earlier than the Black Friday shopping day itself, and opting to open up during Thanksgiving Day. At least three stores are now reportedly going to open on the evening of everyone's turkey dinners.
An Oct. 22 report from NBC News indicates that Kohl's Department Stores is the latest store to join the trend, and will be opening up their doors at 8 p.m. EST on Thanksgiving 2013. Kohl's, which is based in Menomonee Falls, Wis. and has 1,158 stores in the U.S., will also remain open for the "all-day Black Friday" shopping event. Some shoppers are probably hoping they'll have Keurig coffee makers, linens, small appliances and jewelry among the big deals offered.
The Kohl's news makes for the third department store retailer to join the ranks of early Black Friday openings. Last week, Macy's announced their plans to open up stores at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, joining direct competitor JC Penney. So far, big stores like Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Toys R Us, have yet to announce when they will open, but it wouldn't be surprising to see them follow suit. Many retailers are looking to find ways to increase revenue on this major shopping sales period, as economic worries and the rise of online shopping continues to take over.
Black Friday 2013 is on Nov. 29, while Thanksgiving is the day before on Nov. 28. As of this report, none of the aforementioned retailers have had their Black Friday ads leaked, but Macy's did provided a preview of their deals via their Pinterest account at least a week ago.
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