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This year will not only be different for Thanksgiving, with Americans asked by the CDC to not travel home, but also for the shopping spree.

One of the biggest retailers in the country, Walmart, announced earlier this month they would keep their stores closed on Thursday, a first in 30 years. So is Target, J.C. Penney, Best Buy or Macy’s.


And many retailers decided to start their Black Friday online deals earlier in the month, to avoid an avalanche of customers on Friday.

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A banner from with deals the week before Black Friday. Most shops started early with promotions

That shift from physical to online may increase greatly the numbers in Thanksgiving Day for 2020, which usually is the lesser of the three big shopping days (as you can see on the chart below). …


Jonathan Touriño Jacobo

Data Journalist from Galicia

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