Yesterday Costco, GameStop, Dillard's, Marshall’s and Nordstrom said they will no longer be open on Thanksgiving and will return to having Black Friday on actual Friday. I commend them for this.
Unfortunately, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Walmart, Kmart, and hundreds of others will be opening on Thanksgiving yet again.
I have really disliked the recent trend of stores starting their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day. They only do this of course to squeeze every possible penny out of the consumer. Consumerism at its worst. Sadly though, this everlasting pursuit of profit is depriving their employees of spending that time with their families.
We as consumers have the power to change this though. We have to remove the retailer’s incentive by boycotting their stores on Thanksgiving. A pipe dream? Maybe. But it doesn't have to be...
What are your thoughts on this recent trend?