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Customers carry away 50 Inch HD TV's in shopping carts as they enter a Target Corp. store ahead of Black Friday in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. U.S. retailers will kick off holiday shopping earlier than ever this year as stores prepare to sell some discounted items at a loss in a battle for consumers. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
Toys ‘R’ Us is the latest retailer to say it will open its doors 24/7 leading up to Christmas.
It plans to be open around-the-clock — 87 straight hours — from 6 a.m. on Dec. 21 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
“With only eight shopping days remaining until Christmas, we are offering customers extended, uninterrupted time in stores, providing them the opportunity to shop whenever is most convenient for them — whether early in the morning or late at night,” Troy Rice, executive vice president of stores and services, said.
Kohl’s said it plans to stay open for 100 straight hours.
Toys ‘R’ Us’ store in New York City’s Times Square has been open 24/7 since Dec. 1. The Wayne, N.J.-based retailer has 877 stores, including about 30 in the Philadelphia market.