After Walmart’s decision to close its stores on Thanksgiving, people are worried that Black Friday 2020 might get cancelled.
Over the last few years, Black Friday has become the most popular day of the year for people to get their hands on reduced brand products and great deals.
The tradition has become so popular that some stores have been offering sales from the day before and opening their doors to customers very early.
Now, people are baffled whether Black Friday 2020 is still going ahead amid Walmart’s recent decision. So, let’s find out!
Walmart’s Black Friday deals
Walmart has revealed that it will close all of its shops across the US on Thanksgiving, ending its tradition to offer Black Friday deals on that day.
Walmart stores and the chain’s warehouse, Sam’s Club, will be closed on Thanksgiving, November 26th, 2020.
In a statement on their website, President and CEO of Walmart John Furner explained:
“We know this has been a trying year, and our associates have stepped up. We hope they will enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day at home with their loved ones.
“We are certainly thankful to our people for all of their efforts.”
The chain hasn’t confirmed that it will close its stores on Black Friday, adding that “information for store and club hours on Friday, Nov. 27, will be shared at a later date”.
So, is Black Friday 2020 cancelled?
No, Black Friday 2020 is not cancelled.
There are no news reports or statements from companies that they have cancelled their Black Friday deals this year.
However, even if other stores follow in Walmart’s footsteps and close on Thanksgiving, shoppers should be able to find Black Friday deals online.
While Black Friday has become popular for attracting large crowds in shops around the world, many people have chosen the comfort of online shopping during the sales.
People react on social media
People on Twitter were quick to share their reactions, with some saying that they don’t worry if Black Friday gets cancelled in stores as they usually shop online.
One user said: “Lmao They realizing Black Friday is going to be cancelled with social distancing so they’re getting in front of it. They’re gonna let people fight for doorbusters online.”
Meanwhile, someone else reacted: “Black Friday should be cancelled and call it no Friday.”