Brand of the Day: No, Costco Won’t Be Open on Thanksgiving, and Here’s Why

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If you end up looking for last minute Thanksgiving supplies next month, or are hoping to get a jump on those Black Friday sales, don't go to Costco. They won't be open on Thanksgiving Day.

"Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season, and we simply believe they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families. Nothing more complicated than that," a spokesperson tells Think Progress.

The round-the-clock availability of Amazon shopping and other e-tailers has made more brick-and-mortar shops open their doors on Turkey Day. That's a trend that will only increase, according to analysts. But count Costco and its 127,000 employees out.

The move has endeared customers to Costo, with many on Twitter commending the move. Could it be why David Letterman told Amy Poehler that his next job would be at Costco? 

Social Media Profile (as of 10/28/14)

Facebook Likes: 1.2 Million

Instagram Followers: 4,217



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The brand isn't too active on social media. While it does post on Instagram and Facebook occasionally, it hasn't ever tweeted. However, its new 93-inch bear, coming later this fall (see video below), has its own Facebook fan page with 11,446 likes.

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Apparently Costco will be offering this 93-inch bear later this fall and employed Seattle Seahawk Russell Wilson to help promote it.

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@KristinaMonllos Kristina Monllos is a senior editor for Adweek.
Publish date: October 28, 2014 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT