Nordstrom has announced that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year! The reasoning? A spokesperson made this announcement.
“As is our tradition, our Nordstrom stores will be closed on Thanksgiving... the reasoning behind that is we believe in celebrating one holiday at a time. Over the years, our tradition has been to be closed on Thanksgiving and to unveil our holiday trim the following morning... Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families.”
For the last several years, Nordstrom has not only chosen to open its doors on Black Friday instead of Thanksgiving evening, they have also resisted early midnight opening times. This way their employees get to spend time with their families without heading to work at midnight because of the excuse that it counts as a Friday opening.
Costco has also resisted the temptation of opening on Thanksgiving Day and will also wait until Black Friday. Nordstrom's competitors Macy's and Kohl's have announced that they will open at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, a time that has been getting earlier and earlier each year. It's safe to say that while everyone else pushes back their oepning times, we'll still have a "Black Friday" and more importantly, a "Thanksgiving Day" with stores like Nordstrom.