HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears and Kmart say they will open on Thanksgiving day again this year with extended hours to draw shoppers.
Sears will open at its earliest time ever — letting shoppers in at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The retailer decided two years ago to open on Thanksgiving and nudged up its opening time by two hours this year.
Kmart will open its doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open for 42 hours straight, an hour longer than last year.
The company is also offering special offers at both chains in the weeks preceding Thanksgiving.
A number of retailers have decided to open on Thanksgiving to lure shoppers as the holiday season can account for up to 40 percent of a retailer’s annual sales.