Walmart to remain closed on Thanksgiving, CEO announces
Oct 19, 2022, 6:39 AM | Updated: Nov 22, 2022, 10:55 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — Walmart will once again be closing its doors for Thanksgiving this year, and CEO John Furner told the TODAY Show that Turkey Day shopping is “a thing of the past.”
Furner made the announcement on the TODAY Show during an interview with host Savannah Guthrie.
Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner sits down with @SavannahGuthrie to talk about inflation, what the company is doing for customers in the current economy, their plans for holiday shopping, and more. pic.twitter.com/3R0HNnzwtv
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 19, 2022
Walmart first closed its doors for Thanksgiving in 2020 “as a ‘thank you’ to associates for their continued hard work during the pandemic.”
The grocery chain maintained the day off in 2021 as well.
Given Walmart’s clout as the nation’s largest retailer, other major retailers could very well follow its lead, the Associated Press said.