“Out of respect to our team members and their families, Jo-Ann will continue our tradition of not being open on Thanksgiving Day,” said Travis Smith, President and CEO of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. “Despite the growing trend of retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving, Jo-Ann will operate according to the expressed values of our company and our team.”
This long-standing practice aligns with Jo-Ann customer opinions as well. In a recent Jo-Ann customer poll, when probed as to whether or not retailers should be open on Thanksgiving Day, 98% of respondents answered “No.” Overwhelmingly, customers viewed the holiday as family time, and applauded retailers that did not infringe upon this time, even in a down-trending economy.
For those looking to shop with 24/7 convenience, Joann.com will provide special discounts and offers starting on Thanksgiving Day and continuing throughout the weekend.
After the holiday, Jo-Ann stores will welcome shoppers at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, with doorbuster deals being offered throughout the day. Additional doorbusters will be offered on Saturday, November 26.
About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s largest fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 750 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers with creative inspiration. For additional information, visit www.joann.com.