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Critics have long blasted retailers for opening on Thanksgiving, saying employees should enjoy the holiday with family instead of bracing for hordes of bargain-hungry shoppers. In recent years, largely thanks to the pandemic, they got their wish — and this year is mostly following suit. Outdoor retailer REI even went one better by vowing to stay closed on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when many stores have blow-out sales to welcome in the holiday shopping season, Though a couple of chains will buck the trend, the vast majority of retailers will be closed — and one major chain has even announced it will never again open its doors on Thanksgiving.
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