By Sahid Fawaz

Recently we posted about six chains that are giving their workers Thanksgiving Day off to spend with their families and friends. Well, the list is growing! It looks like employers are starting to catch on that it is good business not to open on one of America's major holidays. Here are 11 new chains that are putting people over profits this Thanksgiving.

1. T.J. Maxx


2. Marshalls


3. Sam's Club


4. DSW


5. Crate and Barrel


6. Home Depot


7. Jo-Ann Stores


8. Barnes and Noble


9. Home Goods

Here are the other six chains that announced a few weeks ago that they are closing on Thanksgiving Day.



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0 #21 Barb N. 2015-11-04 16:59
I applaud all these retailers for putting their workers first!
0 #20 Shirley 2015-11-04 05:59
I like this and wish more would follow. The Holidays are family time. Good for them.
0 #19 Spaz 2015-11-03 20:21
This is nice, but in fairness, a good number of these stores have never been open on Thanksgiving. Now, will the big guys step up? Walmart? Target? Also, keep in mind that many stores have midnight sales at the end of Thanksgiving Day, so technically they can say they were closed Thanksgiving and re-opened on Friday (at 12:00 AM). Sneaky.
0 #18 chris 2015-11-03 18:37
I do not believe these stores were the kind that people shopped for the big savings anyway. It is nice that they are doing this, but we need the big retailers like Walmart, Sears, Kmarts, Targets, etc to follow suit.
0 #17 Jack 2015-11-03 17:27
Just to point out one thing: TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Home Goods are all owned by the TJX corporation, so they're really one entity.
0 #16 Deb T 2015-11-03 14:13
It's great they're closing and people will be able to be home with their families, but is that PAID time off or do workers lose out on a day of pay?
0 #15 Shelley 2015-11-03 11:32
You really don't expect to see Walmart on that list do you? Everyone should avoid the ones that open on Thanksgiving. Spend all their hard earned dollars on the stores that are giving Thanks with their family not disrespecting and opening up and taking their employees away from their family. Show them you appreciate it Christmas shop with the ones closing.
0 #14 Anonymous 2015-11-03 10:52
JoAnn has always closed for Thanksgiving and has never opened earlier than 6am on Black Firday.
0 #13 Harvey McCorvey 2015-11-02 17:20
I think it is absolutely wonderful....bigger chains like Walmart and Target should follow suit....
0 #12 Pat harris 2015-11-02 10:05
I wish Homes Goods company could open here in Sea side or Marina , or Monterey Ca . We have a small Marshall , Ross small . These are more for clothing . Hope U might considered our location in the near future . Thank U

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