Target announces it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, all Thanksgivings moving forward

The major retailer has opted to make a temporary pandemic measure into a permanent practice

Updated: November 23, 2021 - 8:45am

Target has announced it will close their doors for Thanksgiving Day this year, and every year going forward. 

The retail giant closed on the holiday last year due to pandemic safety concerns, but has evidently become the company's new standard operating procedure.

"What started as a temporary measure driven by the pandemic is now our new standard," said the massive retailer's CEO Brian Cornell.

Most Target locations will reopen at 7 a.m. local time on Black Friday. The chain has also begun offering holiday shopping discounts starting earlier in October. 

Other major retailers including Walmart, Trader Joe's, and Aldi will also be closed for Thanksgiving.