Stores to Avoid this Holiday Season

It has been common practice over the past few years for stores to try to one-up each other in the archaic capitalistic tradition of Black Friday… by holding the sales on Thursday. This cuts into Thanksgiving for workers across the country that are denied the time with their family. Even worse rarely, if ever, do these companies compensate their employees for the lost time beyond their regular wages even as they pull in millions from the rabid crowds.

Many have responded by not shopping at the stores that put profits over people if it is feasible. However, with the hustle and bustle sometimes it’s easy to forget which stores have participated in such bad behavior. To help with this problem, here is a list of stores in Iowa that will be forcing its employees to work on Thanksgiving Day.


  • Ace Hardware
  • Babies R Us
  • Banana Republic
  • Bass Pro Shops  
  • Bealls
  • Belk
  • Bergner’s
  • Best Buy
  • Big Lots
  • Bon-Ton
  • Boscov’s
  • Boston Store
  • Cabela’s 
  • Carson’s 
  • CVS Pharmacy 
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods 
  • Dollar General
  • Dunham’s Sports 
  • Elder-Beerman
  • Family Dollar
  • Finish Line
  • Five Below
  • Fred’s
  • Fred Meyer
  • Gap
  • Goody’s
  • Gordmans
  • Herberger’s 
  • JCPenney 
  • Kohl’s
  • Kmart 
  • Macy’s
  • Meijer 
  • Michael’s
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods
  • Old Navy
  • Palais Royal
  • Peebles
  • RadioShack (yes they still exist)
  • Sam Ash
  • Sears
  • Sears Outlet
  • Stein Mart
  • Shoe Carnival
  • Shopko
  • Stage Stores
  • Target
  • Toys R Us
  • ULTA 
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Walgreens 
  • Walmart
  • Younker’s 



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.