LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The shelves are stocked and employees across the country are bracing for Black Friday.
Shoppers won’t have to wait until Friday to take advantage of the deals. Some are planning on going straight from the dinner table to the stores on Thanksgiving.
At the Walmart in Hamburg, employees are throwing a Black Friday party at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving before the sales kick off at 6 p.m.
“We see it a little bit earlier and earlier, just to kind of keep up with the demand of retail that’s always changing,” said store manager Jared Elkins.
Other stores are trying to get an edge on the competition on Black Friday Eve includes Best Buy, Big Lots, Old Navy, and Kohl’s.
While some are looking forward to shopping on Thanksgiving, others say it is not their thing and stores would have to pay them to get off the couch and in the stores on Thanksgiving Day.
If you need to do some last minute food shopping, most Lexington Krogers will be open for the holiday.