updated - July 8, 2020 Wednesday EDT
Costco announced that they will continue being closed on Thanksgiving Day.
It has been more than 30 years that Costco has been doing this tradition of not making their staff to work on Thanksgiving day. They will not kick off the Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving, and it will be the same this year. Costco is also closed for five Holidays for this year.
They confirmed to The Huffington Post that they will pursue on not taking part in the "War on Thanksgiving" unlike other companies. For some companies, it is always the time of the year to gain more profit out of the holiday season shoppers, even if it means that some workers require to be at work during mealtime.
According to Paul Latham, a spokesperson for Costco, said "Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season, and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families."
Aside from offering high salary and health benefits to their workers, Costco has developed its reputation of giving the best to their employees compared to their competitors. That includes spending the holiday with their families.
Costco is the second largest retailer in the country next to WalMart. They are committed to giving their employees time to enjoy and celebrate Thanksgiving spirit. It is no surprise that the retail store had no major labor issues.
Some shoppers may not like the idea of this stance that sometimes bring violence to some. But there are still more and more retailers that are taking advantage of this opportunity to squeeze the the income of shoppers. Among the other stores that will join this Black Friday sales are Macy's that will be opening at 6 p.m. and Walmart that will be open all day on Thanksgiving.
Other companies that will be closed on Thanksgiving, according to ThinkProgress, are American Girl. Burlington, Rei, and Dillard's.
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