Toys R Us announces Thanksgiving Day opening
Toys R Us stores nationwide will open at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day and stay open until 11pm on Friday, the company announced in a statement. Other retailers that have announced Thanksgiving Day openings include Macys Inc. M, -0.34% and Sears Holdings Corp. SHLD, +0.08% which open at 6pm. REI will not only remain closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will also be closed on Black Friday, and is encouraging others to “go outside and play instead” through a hashtag, #OptOutside. Research conducted by RichRelevance found that 64.5% of respondents “hate” or “dislike” the practice of stores opening on Thanksgiving. RichRelevance, which works with retailers on customer personalization programs, surveyed 1,000 Americans for its findings.