While the holiday shopping season officially begins on the Friday following Thanksgiving, a day known as Black Friday, many retailers consider Thanksgiving day to be the unofficial beginning of the holiday retail season.... More »

Kohl's stores operate seven days a week, with shops opening until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Kohl's website has a store locator that lets customers view the opening and closing time of individual stores and... More »

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Most Kroger locations are open on Thanksgiving as of 2014, although the hours of each individual store may vary. Most in-store services, like pharmacies, are closed on Thanksgiving. Kroger is a grocery store chain based ... More »

The day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday because of the massive traffic jams and overcrowded stores that are common on the biggest shopping day of the year. Although the name wasn't used until the 1960s, the day... More »

Cyber Monday, which takes place on the Monday following Thanksgiving each year, is the official beginning of the online holiday shopping season. On Cyber Monday, also referred to as Black Monday, online retailers offer s... More »

In 1621, the Colonial Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians came together to eat a meal in the spirit of thankfulness, an event which is regarded as the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday. Despite this, some key differences... More »

In 2013, T.J. Maxx stores opened at 7 a.m. on Black Friday. Marshalls, which is owned by the same parent company, also opened at 7 a.m. on Black Friday in 2013. More »