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Major nationwide mall owner will keep stores closed on Thanksgiving

Major nationwide mall owner will keep stores closed on Thanksgiving

It has not been unusual in recent years for shoppers to skip the turkey dinner on Thanksgiving to stand in long lines outside of malls in hopes of scoring a cheap TV or doorbuster deal.But this year, at some of America’s biggest malls and outlet centers, the Thanksgiving Day discount shopping frenzy won’t be happening.Mall owner Simon Property Group said Monday its locations will remain closed on Thanksgiving, though they will open the following day for Black Friday.Click here

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Mall owner Simon Property Group will keep stores closed on Thanksgiving

But this year, at some of America’s biggest malls and outlet centers, the Thanksgiving Day discount shopping frenzy won’t be happening.

Mall owner Simon Property Group (SPG) said Monday its locations will remain closed on Thanksgiving, though they will open the following day for Black Friday.

“In these challenging times, we made the decision that we will not open on Thanksgiving Day, instead allowing our associates to spend the holiday with their loved ones,” David Simon, the company’s CEO, said in a release.

The announcement marks a major shift in strategy for the biggest shopping weekend of the
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Black Friday and Thanksgiving shopping 2020: What we know so far

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Black Friday 2020 is shaping up to be a very different kind of shopping experience than any holiday shopping weekend in recent memory. With ongoing inventory issues due to the extended global pandemic — not to mention the need for retailers to maintain a safe environment for customers and employees — it’s likely that there will be no throngs of expectant customers lining up for hours ahead of massive doorbuster sales. But as we head toward fall, it’s possible to piece together a picture of what to expect on Black Friday this year. Here is what we

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