Break with tradition
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many retailers to break with a recent Thanksgiving tradition: opening stores to early holiday shoppers.
Best Buy, Walmart, Macy’s, Target and other big chains will be keeping doors closed today. The move comes as retailers adjust to the pandemic by seeking to limit the number of shoppers crowding stores. Stores are due to open the day after Thanksgiving, but companies are encouraging customers to shop online to avoid crowds and chaos.