Target stores to open earlier on Thanksgiving Day

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November 18, 2013 6:56:20 PM PST
The discount retailer Target has announced its stores will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for an extended Black Friday. The stores will not close until 11 p.m. the following day.

This is one hour earlier than last year's opening time. Target will also offer hundreds of deals online Thanksgiving morning.

Executives say the earlier opening time fits the current competitive landscape and shopper sentiment.