Many major retailers to be closed for Thanksgiving Day

An unidentified family is seen in front of an IKEA furniture market on an undated file photo provided by IKEA. (AP Photo/Inter IKEA Systems B.V.)

(WTNH)– Black Friday shopping has increasingly been moving into Thanksgiving Day, but last year the trend seemed to reverse. has a list of more than 75 retailers who will not be opening on the holiday. Among them Home Depot, Ikea, Neiman Marcus, Tj Maxx and Marshall’s, as well as wholesale clubs BJs and Costco.

A recent online survey from found that 57 percent of people disliked the idea of stores opening on the holiday, with just 16 percent of respondents thinking of Thanksgiving openings favorably.

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