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FILE - This March 18, 2020 file photo, shows a view of the Target store in Annapolis, Md. Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decade-long tradition of jump starting Black Friday sales. The move, announced Monday, July 27 comes as stores are rethinking the Black Friday in-store door busters as they try to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which has seen a resurgence in a slew of states.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Target joins Walmart in ending Thanksgiving store shopping

Jul. 27, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decadelong tradition of jump-starting Black Friday door buster sales. The move, announced Monday, comes as stores are rethinking this year's Black Friday shopping bonanza weekend — along with other key...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019 file photo, a shopper leaves Macy's in Boston on Black Friday. It’s evident that the retail industry has felt the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what will that mean for Black Friday shopping? The annual November discount day usually features packed stores, long lines and massive discounts for holiday shoppers. But this year’s Black Friday will be unlike anything we’ve seen before.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Black Friday shopping could look very different this year

Jul. 16, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

Doors bursting open at stores. Crowds spilling into the aisles. Elbows brushing up against others. Products flying off shelves. These are the hallmark images of Black Friday. Well, they were. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the nation. Now, the future of the biggest shopping discount day of the...