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Black Thursday? Kolh's joins retail parade for Thanksgiving openings

Following the lead of rivals Macy’s and J.C. Penney, Kohl’s Department Stores announced it will open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, kicking off its Black Friday event earlier than ever, the trade publication Chain Store Age reports.

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A Jackson retail leasing agent said the expectation is that Belk will join the crowd and swing its doors open Thanksgiving.

Kolh’s stores, which include locations in Flowood and Hattiesburg, will be open for 28 hours straight – from 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 through midnight Friday nationwide.

The retailer is also offering a digital variation on the photos with Santa tradition. Starting in November, shoppers can skip the long lines to visit Santa at the mall by taking a photo at Kohl’s Snapshots with Santa in-store photo opportunity in Kohl’s stores nationwide, Chain Store Age reports.

Customers can snap their picture against a green screen display, select a unique holiday background with Santa and share via email and social media using the Kohl’s Snapshots with Santa app.

Chain Store Age also reports that new this year, and in time for the holidays, is Kohl’s iPhone app will feature a new savings wallet, giving shoppers the ability to track Kohl’s Cash right on their phone.



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