Black Friday sales at Menards
Wisconsin's own Menards is proudly bucking the trend of retailers leaping to the "open on Thanksgiving" fray.
"we have never been open on Thanksgiving. We've always been a true believer in-being shut the family and friends, and hanging out along with your household on Thanksgiving, that is extremely important, " Assistant General management Josh Obert said.
Menards went as far as to buy a page newspaper advertising outlining they may be closed because Thanksgiving "should be celebrated along with those we hold dear."
"not just are not you open, however appear to be making a declaration about any of it, " WISN 12 News reporter Nick Bohr said.
"definitely, we want to place it on the market because some merchants are now being pushed to be open thereon time. Menards is following their family roots being faithful to remaining sealed. (We) however genuinely believe that becoming shut and opening up at 6 a.m. on Friday with our Door Busters sale is much more than adequate, " Obert said.
Menards isn't alone however. Other stores, such as Stan's Fit For your own feet in Brookfield, may making a spot about becoming closed on Thanksgiving.
"We've seen a lot of stores bragging about the fact that they're opening early in the day and earlier and then we just said, we are maybe not carrying it out, " Stan's owner Jim Sajdak said.
Sajdak called the swell of retail open positions on Thanksgiving, "sad."
"We don't open up on any holidays, and then we feel this really is an important time for you to spend with families, for employees to pay time with their family members and stay rested, " Sajdak stated.