Hh­gregg says no thanks to Thanks­giv­ing

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - BUSINESS -

Con­sumer elec­tron­ics chain hh­gregg says it will stay closed on Thanks­giv­ing, the lat­est retailer to take a stand against shop­ping on the hol­i­day.

The In­di­anapo­lis-based chain says it’s im­por­tant for staff to be home with their fam­i­lies on Thanks­giv­ing. It says it also makes good busi­ness sense, as it hasn’t had much of a spike in busi­ness on past Thanks­giv­ings.

Hh­gregg stores will re-open the day after Thanks­giv­ing on so-called “Black Fri­day,” known for crowds and sales. The kick­off to the hol­i­day shop­ping sea­son has slowly crept into Thanks­giv­ing day in re­cent years as re­tail­ers try to get first dibs on shop­pers. Em­ploy­ees com­plained about lost fam­ily time, how­ever, and some con­sumers ob­jected as well. Other re­tail­ers clos­ing on Thanks­giv­ing this year in­clude Mall of Amer­ica and Sta­ples.

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