Sears and Kmart will be opening on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013, for their Black Friday sales along with such other giants such as Target, Walmart, Kohl's, JCPenney, Macy's, and more. On Nov. 4, 2013, a press release was sent out from Sears and Kmart to announce their official holiday hours for the biggest shopping day of the year.
Back in 2012, Kmart actually had a weird set of hours that began on Thanksgiving Day, closed for a little while, opened for doorbusters, closed again, and then reopened for Black Friday. This year, the doors at Kmart will open at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday and stay open for 41 straight hours through 11:00 p.m. on Friday night.
Sears will be a little more like other big retailers and open at 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. The doorbusters will last until 1:00 p.m. on Friday and the stores will be open until Friday night at 10:00 p.m.
“Sears and Kmart have been leaders in integrated retail, delivering convenient options to create a more rewarding shopping experience for our members, while blurring the boundaries between offline and online shopping,” said Leena Munjal, senior vice president customer experience and integrated retail, Sears Holdings. “Our Shop Your Way members have the option to shop anytime, anywhere and anyway they want – especially during the busiest shopping weekend of the year.”
Many people are not happy with stores being open on Thanksgiving, but it is just something that is becoming more common with so many retailers. It appears as if it is no longer a trend, but something that is here to stay.
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