Ohio Bill Would Give Retail Workers Triple Wages on Thanksgiving

Ohio State Rep. Mike Foley

Cleveland Democrat Mike Foley’s bill that would allow Ohio retail workers to refuse holiday shifts without repercussions and force retailers to pay triple wages for those who do opt to work.

Some Retailers Celebrate Being Closed on Thanksgiving

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Being closed on Thanksgiving was once normal for major retailers. Now DSW, Nordstrom, Costco, Men’s Wearhouse and others are being positioned as rebellious for their refusal to open on the holiday.

Guest Editorial: Why Opening on Thanksgiving is a Bad Idea

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Industry consultant Jack Abelson offers a modest proposal in the face of Black Friday creep.

Jos. A. Bank to Open on Thanksgiving

Jos A Bank

Jos. A. Bank made a last minute announcement today regarding its holiday hours: Black Friday sales will start at 8pm on Thursday.

Kohl’s Stores to Open at 8pm on Thanksgiving

Kohl's

Kohl’s joins Macy’s and JCPenney in opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving this year.

Macy’s Stores Open Thanksgiving Night

Macy's

Most Macy’s stores will be opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving night, the day before the traditional start to holiday shopping.

Black Friday no match for Hurricane Sandy disruption

Strong Black Friday week sales were no match for the disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy, as US retailers hope to make up lost sales in December.

Study: Black Friday a tradition, even without deals

One-third of the country plans to shop on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, according to a survey by WSL/Strategic Retail. The survey found that while consumers don’t necessarily expect the best deals on Black Friday, they enjoy the tradition.

November same-store sales slower, despite Black Friday successes

November retail sales, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, were up just over 3 percent, a slow-down that many retailers are blaming on weather and lackluster sales up until the end of the month.

Cyber Monday sales up, as were online sales on Thanksgiving

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Cyber Monday, the day chosen by internet retailers as the web counterpart to Black Friday, has been a big success for web retailers. As usual, electronics were the top sellers.