Target has earlier start for holiday kickoff

Associated Press Modified: November 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm •  Published: November 12, 2012
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Wal-Mart said last week it will begin its holiday sale at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last year. It then will have two more rounds of sales events including a 10 p.m. sale on electronics and another sale at 5 a.m. the next day.

Sears Holdings Corp. said its Sears stores will open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and will stay open overnight until 10 p.m. Friday. Last year Sears stores were closed on Thanksgiving. The company's Kmart stores have been open on Thanksgiving for years.

Lord & Taylor's, which was closed on Thanksgiving last year, has decided to open its New York flagship on the holiday. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Kohl's Corp. and Macy's Inc. will again throw open their doors at midnight, following Thanksgiving. J.C. Penney plans to announce its Black Friday promotions on Monday.