Another US retailer rethinks Black Friday

CKTB News- Black Friday

Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decade long tradition of jump-starting Black Friday door buster sales.

The move comes as stores are re-thinking this year's Black Friday shopping bonanza weekend,  along with other key retail days during the holiday season as the U-S battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Stores always depended on big holiday crowds and work as much as a year in advance with manufacturers on securing exclusive items.

With fears of a wave of virus cases in the fall, analysts say the biggest nightmare would be if retailers had to re-close during the most critical time of the year.