Wayne, N.J. – The time may have come to change the name of Black Friday to Black Thursday. According to multiple media reports, Toys ‘R’ Us will open stores at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.
Reports of Toys ‘R’ Us getting a jump on Black Friday in-store sales are based on statements in the retailer’s weekly advertising circular released Monday, Nov. 4. This marks the fifth year Toys ‘R’ Us has opened its doors on Thanksgiving. Last year the retailer opened stores at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night. Other major chains letting customers shop their stores on Thanksgiving this year include Sears, Kmart, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and J.C. Penney.