The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. is joining the list of national retailers who are starting Black Friday hours before Friday even arrives.
The department store chain is moving up store openings to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day instead of midnight, as it did last year, to give customers a head start on shopping, the company said today.
Customers also will be able to preview all of the after-Thanksgiving sale and door-buster items online starting Nov. 24, Bon-Ton said.
Online door busters will be available starting at 6 a.m. Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving, according to a news release.
The Bon-Ton Stores, with corporate offices in York County and Milwaukee, operates 273 department stores, including 10 furniture galleries, under various nameplates, the release stated.