Staples just says no to Thanksgiving

That plan to buy your honey new printer cartridges for Christmas this year just got a little harder.

In this May 17, 2011 file photo, a Staples sign is displayed on the front of a Staple store, in Portland, Ore. Staples is buying Office Depot in a cash-and-stock deal valued at nearly $6 billion. Office Depot Inc. shareholders will receive $7.25 in cash and 0.2188 of a share in Staples Inc. at closing. The deal values Office Depot at $11 per share. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)


(CNNMoney) — Office supply retailer Staples says its stores will be closed on Thanksgiving.

“We want our customers and associates to enjoy Thanksgiving their own way,” Demos Parneros, president of the company’s North American stores and online, said in a statement.

Staples said its 2015 holiday deals will be available in stores beginning 6 a.m. on Black Friday.

Historically, Black Friday is one of the biggest days of the year for retailers, but it’s no longer a one-day event.

In addition to Staples, other stores with Thanksgiving hours last year included Best Buy (BBY), Toys R Us, Target (TGT) and Radio Shack.

But Thanksgiving openings have been controversial. Some shoppers rebelled because, well, it’s Thanksgiving. And many workers would rather spend the day with family and friends.

It’s not also clear that opening on Thanksgiving helped boost overall Black Friday weekend sales. Some shoppers who turned out on Thursday simply then skipped a day later in the weekend.

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