on November 8, 2011 - 9:21pm
After you stuff yourself full of turkey, potatoes and other Thanksgiving treats you can head to the Gap instead of to the couch for a nap. Nearly 1,000 Gap Inc. stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day this year.
Over 800 Old Navy Stores will open along with 116 Gap stores across the country. In addition, the multi-brand retailer is expected to open their higher end Banana Republic stores, 30 Gap and Banana Republic factory outlets and all nine Althea stores.
Old Navy president, Tom Wyatt stated, “Our customers have given us terrific feedback about the option of getting a head start on their shopping on Thanksgiving Day.”
More Gap Inc. stores are set to open at midnight along with Macy's, Kohl's, Target and Best Buy, who have all ditched the traditional four a.m. Black Friday shopping frenzy start time.
The company has also introduced ShopYourselfSocial which is a helpful social media tool that coordinates all five brands social networks (Twitter and Facebook). Shoppers will find accurate information on openings, events and promotions throughout the holiday season.
~Christy Pastore @christypastore
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