It will be business as usual at Costco this holiday season; that means all locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
"Costco has never opened on Thanksgiving,” said Jenny DiGuardi, general manager of the Strongsville store. “Costco is a company that really believes in taking care of its employees," she said.
DiGuardi told Call For Action Reporter Lorrie Taylor there is no worry about lost profit at America's second largest retailer.
"We might lose a small amount of sales but it's really minimal," she said.
Warehouse member Cindy Jackson told Taylor she would not be shopping for Black Friday deals before Friday morning. It’s the Berea woman’s way of showing support for merchants who put their employees ahead of profits.
"I feel that people need to be at home with their families," said Jackson.
Costco won't be the only retailer closing its doors on Thanksgiving Day. Representatives from several national chains confirmed their employees will be home with loved ones.
A spokesperson for TJX Companies, parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods said, "We consider ourselves an associate-friendly company and we are pleased to give our associates the time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends."
Nordstrom will also be closed to the public on November 27. A representative told FOX 8, “Over the years, our tradition has been to be closed on Thanksgiving so we are able to unveil our holiday trim the following morning. For those customers who want to shop with us on Thanksgiving we try to make it convenient for them to do so online.”
Other retailers reporting their intent to be closed include Dillard’s, B.J.'s Wholesale Club, Sam's Club, as well as, Crate & Barrel.
Strongsville resident Norm Krosky said he believed stores should allow their employees to have the day off to be with loved ones; he said he’ll be home with his family too.
"It's a holiday for the people, let them have the day off," said Krosky.