Best Buy to close its stores on Thanksgiving Day following other major retailers


FILE – A Best Buy employee delivers an item to a waiting client in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Best Buy, the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its stores nationwide, even in states or localities that don’t require them to do so. The company said Tuesday, July 14, 2020 it will provide a face covering if a customer doesn’t have one, and small children and those unable to wear one for health reasons may enter without one. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

CHICAGO(News Nation/WFLA) — Best Buy announced Tuesday that it will close its stores on Thanksgiving Day as the retail industry continues to adjust amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement on the company’s website, Best Buy said:

“We can all agree that, so far, 2020 has turned out differently than what we might have expected. And now, the holiday season at Best Buy, including Thanksgiving Day, is going to look different, too.”

Best Buy says it plans to offer more convenient pickup options at stores and teased at offering deals earlier than ever as the holidays near.

The news comes as Target and Walmart both announced similar policies.

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