Walmart Opts for 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Thursday Start to 'Black Friday'

Walmart Opts for 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Thursday Start to 'Black Friday'The nation’s largest retailer won’t get left behind in the Black Friday wars, announcing that it will open its stores and offer holiday sales at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year.
Walmart said Tuesday that it is unveiling its largest Black Friday plans to date, including seven times the number of “one-hour guaranteed items” compared to last year, “Manager Specials” and more discounts.
The retailer will hold Black Friday events at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29.
“Black Friday is our day – our Super Bowl – and we’re ready to prove once again that no one does it better than Walmart,” said Bill Simon, president and CEO, Walmart U.S.
Compared to last year, Walmart will offer 65 percent more inventory on televisions, and double the number of tablets, some of the most popular Black Friday items.
The Walmart move comes as a increasing number of retailers, including Best Buy, Toys R Us, and most recently Target, announced that they will push their Black Friday sales events to Thanksgiving Thursday.

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