- Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Several shopping centers across the country have confirmed that Macy’s stores will open on Thanksgiving, according to BestBlackFriday.com.
The website, which tracks sales, hours and deals for holiday shoppers, said representatives from seven shopping centers told them that Macy’s will open on Thanksgiving 2017, something the retailer has done for the past four years.
The stores will be opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Macy’s has not officially announced the Thanksgiving Day opening time.
According to the National Retail Federation, holiday retail sales in November and December are expected to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent over last year for a total of up to $682 billion.
In addition to Macy's, BestBlackFriday.com said that two other retailers, Big Lots and GameStop, have also said they will be open on Thanksgiving but the opening time has not been announced.
The following seven shopping centers confirmed Macy's Thanksgiving hours to BestBlackFriday.com via phone and email, according to the website:
Deptford Mall, Deptford, New Jersey - Thanksgiving 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. on Black Friday
Cherry Hill Mall, Cherry Hill, New Jersey - Thanksgiving 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. on Black Friday
Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing, New Jersey - Thanksgiving 5 p.m.- 2 a.m.; opening 6 a.m. on Black Friday to 10 p.m.
Houston Galleria at Hidalgo, Houston, Texas - Thanksgiving 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. on Black Friday
South Hills Village Mall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Thanksgiving 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. on Black Friday
Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, California - Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; opening 6 a.m. on Black Friday until 10 p.m.
Westside Pavilion, Los Angeles, California - Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; opening 6 a.m. on Black Friday until 10 p.m.