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Black Friday vs. Thanksgiving: Which Will Win?

Many Retail Giants Moving Black Friday Dates Forward

My wife was telling me last night that Kohl’s Department Stores, Target, Macy’s, Best Buy and possibly a few other retail stores are moving their Black Friday Shopping dates a couple of days ahead of Thanksgiving. I believe that last year retailers such as Toys “R” Us pushed the Black Friday day into Thanksgiving day. So one has to wonder, what will happen with Thanksgiving Day?

I understand that all these major retailers and every retailer out there sees the great potential behind the Black Friday Shopping Events, but moving in to the family time tradition filled Thanksgiving Holiday can not be a positive thing. Yes our economy could use a boost, our under employed citizens could use some extra hours especially during the holiday season, but will they be able to enjoy the holidays if they have to work?

Many Will Now Have To Work Thanksgiving Day

If all these retailers open up their stores before and during Thanksgiving day, a lot of moms and dads will not be able to spend time with their family. As all of you know, Thanksgiving is a day when families come together in order to share with each other. Thousands of Americans travel across the country to be with each other every year during this holiday. So what effect will this have on the family life of many people?

Not only that, Black Friday is a day that was spun off from the Thanksgiving festivities, so if the Thanksgiving holiday is virtually eliminated or replaced by the Black Friday shopping day, will Black Friday survive?

Why Not Keep Black Friday As It Was?

Hopefully retailers will realize that keeping Black Friday on the day after Thanksgiving is as profitable as moving it ahead a few days. I think a lot of people had already developed a tradition of going shopping the day after Thanksgiving, and that if they remove tradition from the equation, they might end up hurting their profits instead of making more money.

There was a trend of big retailers offering their Black Friday Deals Online taking place in the market place. Perhaps retailers should focus their energy on making the online shopping experience a bigger extension of the shopping holidays instead of taking away one of the only holidays in this country that still brings families together to share.

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