Last week it was Walmart and Sam's Club announcing plans to close on Thanksgiving. This week, Target has decided to make the same announcement.

Changes to the chain's holiday schedule will feature an early holiday rollout and the plan to keep stores closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 26th). All these announcements about stores being closed on Thanksgiving are starting to make this author nervous. Who hasn't had a Thanksgiving when some crucial ingredient gets forgotten and without a last-minute run to the store, the meal just isn't the same. Well, in 2020, it seems like most stores are planning to close for the holiday. So if someone forgets to buy rolls, or Aunt May forgets to bring the pumpkin pie, there is no saving the day at any of America's big box stores. Not exactlly suprising when you think of it.

Target doesn't want anyone to worry though, they say they still plan on bringing joy and a safe and stress-free holiday. This must mean for employees who will have the day off, lol.

Target CEO Brian Cornell told, "This year more than ever, a joyful holiday will be inseparable from a safe one, and we're continuing to adjust our plans to deliver ease, value, and the joy of the season in a way that only Target can."

Look for the holiday season to start in October with several holiday deals rolled out before Thanksgiving. Many of these deals will also show up online according to Target stores, and they also plan on introducing additional deeper discounts after Thanksgiving.

If you are part of the store's loyalty program the "Target Circle" you'll be getting updates on holiday deals as they are announced for an extra heads up. Other changes to Target stores include the chain offering an additional 20,000 gifts, essentials, and frozen food items to their list of items that are available for same-day shopping that includes drive-up and same-day delivery for anyone using the Shipt service.

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