Non-TV News of the Day: As Black Friday Gets Ever Earlier, Kmart Announces That, for the First Time, It Will Stay Open for 41 Straight Hours

Nov 5, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Discount retailer Kmart has announced  that it will once again kick off its Black Friday sale at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and, for the first time, then keep its stores open for 41 straight hours, reports DailyFinance.com.

Walmart, the nation’s No. 1 retailer, has not yet officially announced its Black Friday hours for 2013.

Says the article, "Opening on Thanksgiving has become the norm among many retailers this year, but most are choosing to do so late in the evening, usually around 8 p.m. … But Kmart has never bought into the notion that Thanksgiving should be dedicated to food and family. This won’t be the first time it’s opened its doors to shoppers on the morning of Thanksgiving, but this year it will go a step further by keeping them open until late Friday night. That’s a 41-hour marathon of shopping that it clearly hopes will give it a bigger slice of the Black Friday sales pie."

5 Comments

  1. Many of us are boycotting stores that open on a holiday intended for family gatherings. Please join us.

  2. I agree Doug, Thanksgiving is a day to spend with family. I won’t be shopping at Kmart!

  3. No shopping for me on either Thanksgiving or in the mania that has become Black Friday. I resist Cyber Monday, too. I’ll save my dollars and shop local stores on Small Business Saturday instead.

  4. I agree with Sally. I feel so sorry for the people that have to work on Thanksgiving. I also prefer to shop local and locally made. Much better than massed produced stuff from China!

  5. There is one way to stop this nonsense. Get everyone to stay home and not shop at Kmart on Thanksgiving. If they get no sales, they make no money, and they won’t do it again next year.

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