Kmart to Open at 6AM on Thanksgiving Morning

by Christopher Freeburn | November 5, 2013 9:31 am

KMART 1 300x199 Kmart to Open at 6AM on Thanksgiving Morning[1]Another nationwide discount retail chain is looking to get a big jump on the holiday shopping season[2].

Sears Holdings’ (SHLD[3]) Kmart says it will open its doors not on the traditional “Black Friday,” but rather at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day itself. The chain’s stores will remain open for 41 consecutive hours, allowing shoppers not interested in stuffing themselves with turkey to fill shopping carts instead, the Los Angeles Times notes.

Kmart joins a number of other retailers who are moving to lure shoppers with deals well before the usual day-after-Thanksgiving sales[4].

In fact, some retail industry experts say that competition among retailers will soon make “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” things of the past[5].

Here are some more “Black Friday” headlines:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/KMART-1.jpg
  2. to get a big jump on the holiday shopping season: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-kmart-sears-black-friday-20131104,0,4563354.story?track=rss#axzz2jmThTPV3
  3. SHLD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SHLD
  4. well before the usual day-after-Thanksgiving sales: http://investorplace.com/2013/10/jc-penny-open-thanksgiving-jcp-stock-banks-rebound/#.UnkBBJG1Kf0
  5. will soon make “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” things of the past: http://investorplace.com/2013/09/retail-experts-black-friday-will-disappear/#.Unj_R5G1Kf0
  6. Macy’s to Employees: Can You Work Thanksgiving Day?: http://investorplace.com/2013/10/macys-to-employees-can-you-work-thanksgiving-day/#.UnkAN5G1Kf0
  7. Walmart Offers Online Holiday Deals a Month Early: http://investorplace.com/2013/11/walmart-offers-online-holiday-deals-month-early/
  8. Target Reveals 2013 Holiday Hot Toys List: http://investorplace.com/2013/10/target-reveals-2013-holiday-hot-toys-list/#.UnkACJG1Kf1

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