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Here Are The National Retailers That Respect Their Employees Enough To Stay Closed On Thanksgiving

Yesterday we brought you the news that Kmart will raise its middle finger to its employees in historic fashion by opening its doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving. The retailer will then keep its doors open through Black Friday, setting a new holiday record by staying open for 42 consecutive hours.

Today let’s focus on the companies who are rewarding their workers by shutting their doors on Turkey Day. Perhaps no retailer embodies this respect for its employees more better than Costco. The company released the following concise statement about why its warehouses will remain closed on Thanksgiving:

Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families. Nothing more complicated than that.

Here are the national retailers that respect their employees enough to remain closed on Thanksgiving. The list has been compiled with help from Money, Forbes, ThinkProgress, and Mental Floss.

American Girl

Barnes & Noble

Bed, Bath and Beyond

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Burlington Coat Factory

Costco

Crate & Barrel

Dillard’s

DSW

GameStop

HomeGoods

Home Depot

Jo Ann Fabrics and Crafts

Lowe’s

Marshalls

Nordstrom

Patagonia

Petco

Pier 1 Imports

Publix

RadioShack

REI

Sam’s Club

Sierra Trading Post

Sur La Table

T.J. Maxx

Are we missing anyone? Leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to adjust.

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