It appears Target will be among the retailers to kick off the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving this year, the Pioneer Press reports. The Minneapolis-based discount chain will reportedly open stores at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 -- three hours earlier than last year.
MSN Money reports a copy of Target's Black Friday circular is already on deal websites.
Meanwhile, Walmart has announced that it will be opening its stores for Black Friday sales a full-hour earlier -- 8 p.m. -- on Thanksgiving night, and that most Walmart stores will already be open Thanksgiving morning, Minnesota Public Radio reported.
Minnesota-based electronics retailer Best Buy will open its stores on Black Friday at midnight, MPR added.
Last month, Target announced it will price-match other online merchants, including Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com and Toysrus.com, between Nov. 1 and Dec. 16.