Cook Nixes Thanksgiving Retail Hours
As MMi reported earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook was said to be resistant to the thought of keeping certain Apple stores open on Thanksgiving.
Turns out, the speculation was legit.
On Friday, we can report that Cook is standing by his plan to give the retail army in the Apple universe a day off. As of this writing, Apple will not
participate in what is increasingly emerging as a big day for retail: Thanksgiving Day.
A November 14th report from IFOAppleStore indicated that marketing heads inside of Apple were eager to bank on some of the big pre-Black Friday shopping excitement this year. "Market Directors were reportedly motivated by large potential holiday-quarter bonuses based on performance targets, adding to their $400,000 salaries. The last calendar quarter at Apple retail is always the busiest and generates the most revenue, leading to the largest bonuses," the report explained.
But, alas, that won't be happening this year. Apple is officially closed for business on Thanksgiving Day... but they will be open extra-early on Black Friday.
, Apple Insider