A Best Buy employee uses a cart to shop for an online customer at the South Bay Center in Boston on November 10, 2020. Retail trends change during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Best Buy has begun offering their holiday Black Friday sale and acts earlier in the month to thin out the crowds.
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Best Buy said it will keep stores closed on Thanksgiving Day and offer many of its Black Friday deals online for the second year in a row.
The company joins a growing list of retailers who have already begun announcing plans for the holiday season. Target and Walmart also said they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day for the second year in a row.
The Friday after Thanksgiving has long been the end of the holiday trade, but in recent years, many retailers have pushed it up earlier and used deep discounts to draw customers to stores on Thanksgiving Day after they have finished their turkey dinners.
Last year, however, the pandemic changed consumers̵
Best Buy in particular is known for its wide selection of popular Black Friday items, such as flat screen TVs, tablets, smartphones and other consumer electronics.
In a company statement on Tuesday, Best Buy did not share its opening hours or plans for Black Friday, but said it was able to serve millions of customers last year during the Black Friday weekend by picking up and shipping packages home.
“This year, we have even more ways for customers to easily and conveniently get their holiday shopping done during the Black Friday weekend and throughout the holiday season,” it said.