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For the first time, Sears to open on Thanksgiving

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. Sears annnounced that for the first time this year it will be open on Thanksgiving.

Sears stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (local time), the company reported.

"Our decision to stay open on Thanksgiving Day was based on our customers' response and desire to have an extra day to shop," said David Friedman, SVP Sears Holdings and president marketing for Sears Holdings. "We are always listening to our customers to make their shopping experience easier, and now, by being open on Thanksgiving, they can start their shopping early or pick up last minute items needed for their Thanksgiving celebration."