MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News) A Wisconsin-based department store chain will join the herd of retailers starting their Black Fridays the night before. Kohl's of Menomonee Falls says its 11,000 stores will open at eight o'clock on Thanksgiving night, and stay open through the next day.
For years retailers have been nudging their Black Friday openings earlier and earlier, until it began spilling late into the Thanksgiving holiday. That was due to intense competition, and the need for stores to make up for lower sales volumes during the Great Recession and afterward.
Macy's and J-C Penney also said recently it would open on Thanksgiving night.