Target stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day 2021

By , NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

It's only been a couple of weeks since we welcomed in the new year, but at least one retail store is already thinking about Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping.

Target announced this week that it will not be open on Thanksgiving Day for the second year in a row.

The retail chain says it had such an overwhelmingly positive response to its closure last year, that they've decided to do it again in 2021.

The retail giant posted the news on their corporate website Wednesday stating that they took a "new approach to Black Friday" with customer safety in mind amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We also closed our stores on Thanksgiving Day in order to minimize crowds and help our guests take the stress out of getting the best deals of the season. The response was so positive that we’ll carry it forward this year, keeping our Target stores closed all day long on Thanksgiving Day."

The retailer also said online sales were up in November and December in 2020 compared to previous the year as were in-store sales.

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