Target Announces Thanksgiving Plans For Stores in Minnesota + Wisconsin
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and retailers across the country continue to confirm their plans for the upcoming holiday.
In October, Walmart U.S. President and CEO John Furner announced they would continue their recent trend of closing all of Walmart stores on Thanksgiving. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Walmart will be closed on the holiday.
Furner released a video at that time to not only notify the public, but Walmart employees too, noting that he wanted them to spend that day at home with family and loved ones.
Earlier this month, Target CEO Brian Cornell issued a statement to notify everyone what the Thanksgiving plans would be for Target stores across the country.
In his statement released on Wednesday, November 8, Cornell confirmed that they would once again be closed on Thanksgiving, continuing a policy Target originally put into place in 2020 due to the pandemic.
He noted that being closed on Thanksgiving allows his team to spend the holiday making memories with their family. He added that it's the strength of his team that allows the store to close and customers won't miss a beat:
It’s our team members’ talent, resilience and commitment to Target’s joyful purpose that help us stay on top of our business’ changing needs year after year. Keeping our stores closed on Thanksgiving is possible because we’ve built our team — and Target’s strong business model — to deliver on our guests’ holiday wishes both within and well beyond store hours. We’ve found new ways to help guests get shopping done at their convenience, from season-long deals to fast-and-easy fulfillment options. And we do an exceptional job meeting the demand during the busiest weeks in November and December, when so many of our guests turn out to shop.
His statement concluded with him expressing gratitude towards the entire Target team and she shared some comments from employees on how they like to spend Thanksgiving.