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Target, Marshalls among retailers closed for Easter

Several large retail chains have announced that they will be closed on Sunday so their employees can celebrate Easter.

TJX, which owns TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and HomeSense, will close its stores for the holiday. There are more than 1,300 TJ Maxx stores and 1,200 Marshalls stores across the United States. All stores will reopen on April 1, the day after Easter

“We consider ourselves an associate-friendly company and we are pleased to give associates the time to enjoy Easter with family and friends,” a TJX spokesperson said in a statement reported by “The Christian Post.”

Warehouse chains Costco and Sam’s Club also will be closed on Easter Sunday. Aldi’s will also be closed for the religious holiday. There are 876 Costco stores, while there are nearly 600 Sam’s Club locations. Retail giant Target will close its more 1,900 stores in the United States. Its main competitor, Walmart, will open for regular hours. Publix supermarkets, with more than 1,400 stores, will be closed on Easter Sunday. Joining the list of chains that are closing for the holiday are Macy’s department stores and H-E-B outlets.

For the past few years, the hardware giant Lowe’s has closed its doors on Easter to “show appreciation for its frontline associates’ continued dedication to serving customers In recognition of our teams’ continued hard work, we are pleased to provide a well-deserved day off so they can spend Easter with their loved ones.”

Lowe’s biggest competitor, Home Depot, will be open for Easter Sunday. Other chains that will remain open include Dollar General, Kroger, Meijer and Safeway. Whole Foods Market locations will be open until 6 p.m. on the holiday. Customers can still pick up prescriptions from CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid drug stores. Shoppers are advised to pay close attention to varying hours of operations on Easter.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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