Under Armour to close its stores on Thanksgiving
Under Armour is the latest retailer to announce that it will close its stores on Thanksgiving.
For the benefit over 6,000 Under Armour retail workers at all of its 179 U.S. retail locations, the Baltimore-based athletic company said on Friday that it will close all UA Brand House and UA Factory House retail locations in the United States for Thanksgiving, on November 26.
All U.S. retail locations will reopen to the public on Friday, November 27 or Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, which is also synonymous with the beginning of holiday shopping.
"This entire year has been unpredictable and for all of us, challenging in our own ways," said Patrik Frisk, CEO of Under Armour, in a news statement.
"It's important to take the time to acknowledge and celebrate the wins that we've accomplished throughout 2020. For that, we're closing our stores to give our retail teammates a chance to pause and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday before finishing out the year strong.”
Frisk added: ”We're very appreciative of all of our teammates who continue to safely serve our customer's journey in keeping fitness and staying healthy top of mind during these times of uncertainty. This momentary break in retail ensures our teammates the opportunity to focus on their well-being and loved ones.”
Under Armour joins a growing list of brands and retailers that will close on Thanksgiving. Other athletic powerhouses include Foot Locker and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Walmart was the first major retailer to announce plans to close on Thanksgiving Day back in July, and has since been joined by other major retailers like Target, Best Buy, Kohl’s, and more.
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