Staples to stay closed on Thanksgiving

Staples announced Friday it will again keep its doors closed on Thanksgiving and encouraged its customers and employees to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

The Staples at 2029 Okeechobee Boulevard on February 4, 2015. Staples announced Wednesday that it will buy it's smaller competitor Office Depot and move the retailer's headquarters out of Boca Raton. (Brianna Soukup / Palm Beach Post)

The Staples at 2029 Okeechobee Boulevard on February 4, 2015. Staples announced Wednesday that it will buy it’s smaller competitor Office Depot and move the retailer’s headquarters out of Boca Raton. (Brianna Soukup / Palm Beach Post)

The company, which also remained closed on Thanksgiving last year, has joined a growing list of retailers who are holding the line on a push to boost sales by opening on holiday.

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“We encourage our customers and employees to enjoy Thanksgiving however they choose, with their families and friends,” said Steve Matyas, president North American retail, Staples. “For our Staples customers who want to shop from home on Thanksgiving Day, Staples.com will offer amazing deals on great products that customers can buy online and even pick up in stores on Black Friday or ship to their home. Whether our customers prefer the convenience of shopping online, in stores, or both, Staples is committed to providing great deals and services throughout the holiday shopping season.”

Staples said it plans to open its stores at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.

According to the Black Friday deals website BFAds.net, Staples offered 257 deals in their 2015 Black Friday ad, only 34 of those deals fell under $20, 16 were laptops deals, 33 were printer deals, 26 were tablet deals and 20 were software deals. To compare, Walmart had more than 1000, according to BFAds.net.

In 2015, BFAds.net says that Staples’ best deal was for multipurpose 8.5-in x 11-in. Paper (500 Sheets), which it sold  for just a penny.