Fearing shipping crunch, retailers set earliest-ever holiday sale plans
(Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic is upending the way U.S. consumers shop and the holidays will be no exception as major retailers and shippers roll out their earliest-ever shopping season. Target (TGT.N), Best Buy (BBY.N) and Kohl’s (KSS.N) have moved winter holiday promotions up to as early as October. They also joined rival Walmart (WMT.N) in announcing store closures on Thanksgiving and plans to bypass the midnight Black Friday door-buster sales that traditionally mark the start of the holiday season but are incompatible with the pandemic’s social distancing recommendations.
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