Walmart Steps Up Its War On Thanksgiving
Walmart confirmed to ThinkProgress that stores will be open all day on Thanksgiving Day along with Black Friday this year, requiring close to a million associates to report to work, as the company does every year.
“We are a 24/7 hour operation,” a spokeswoman said. “We are open Thanksgiving Day and have been open Thanksgiving Day for 25 years.” The company will also have special shopping hours for its Black Friday deals at some point that day, which last year began at 6 p.m., an hour earlier than the year before. It hasn’t yet announced when those hours will begin this year. Black Friday shoppers can get intense about sales, even acting violently, as with shootings and knife assaults last year.
The only day the store closes is Christmas day. “Generally we close around 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and open at 6 a.m. on the 26th,” the spokeswoman explained.
That sure sounds pro-family and pro-traditional-America. Not.[su_center_ad]