Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving is for Family not Shopping says BJ's and Costco

Costco Wholesale Corp. (Issaquah, Wash.) has said it will not be one of the retailers rushing the season this year by opening on Thanksgiving Day.

"Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season, and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families," said Paul Latham, vp for membership and marketing. "Nothing more complicated than that."

Costco’s not the only one. “Maybe call me old-fashioned, but I feel that it’s an easy decision to make [to stay closed on Thanksgiving],” said Laura Sen, ceo of BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. (Westborough, Mass.). She also told the Huffington Post that the company tried out a Thanksgiving Day opening in 2006, and shoppers just didn’t respond.


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