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Walmart to be closed on Thanksgiving Day

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If you were planning on hitting Walmart for early Back Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, you’re out of luck.

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The retailer has announced that it will once again be closed for Thanksgiving.

Walmart’s president and CEO John Furner made the announcement on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

This is the fourth year in a row that the company has locked its doors on the holiday, despite it being one of the busiest shopping days of the year, USA Today reported.

Walmart closed on Thanksgiving during the COVID-19 pandemic, with other popular stores following and allowing employees to spend the holiday with their families.

Target announced in 2021 that it would be closed on Thanksgiving that year and on all future Thanksgiving Days.

Last year, Costco, BJ’s, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Home Depot and TJX Companies had closed for Thanksgiving, USA Today reported.

Walmart is the first to announce its Thanksgiving Day plans, but Fox Business predicted that others will follow.