GRAPEVINE, TX--(Marketwired - October 11, 2016) - GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, will once again close all of its nearly 4,000 U.S. retail locations, headquarters, refurbishment center and two distribution centers for the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, GameStop is encouraging all retailers to close their stores on Thanksgiving so that all store associates can enjoy the holiday with their family and friends.
"We love retail and serving our customers, but we are even more passionate about one of our core values: Protecting the Family," said Mike Buskey, executive vice president and president of U.S. stores. "We believe strongly that our associates are the heart of our company and they and our customers should have the opportunity to spend the Thanksgiving holiday relaxing with family and friends, and not worrying where to find the best shopping deals."
"This year, we are encouraging those retailers who plan to be open on Thanksgiving Day, to join GameStop and the other retailers who have announced they will be closed on this family holiday," said Buskey.
The company is inviting other retailers and everyone nationwide to join in by choosing to reconnect with family and friends this Thanksgiving holiday.
GameStop's video game branded stores; its Spring Mobile (AT&T and Cricket Wireless) and Simply Mac stores; and ThinkGeek retail stores will all be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
GameStop will open all of its U.S. video game stores at 5 a.m. local time on Black Friday.
For customers who do want to do a little shopping on Thanksgiving Day, www.gamestop.com and www.thinkgeek.com will be taking orders. These orders will be processed the next day.
GameStop will be hosting events and offering deals in-store and online throughout November and December. GameStop will feature virtual reality systems and headsets, new and pre-owned video game hardware, software and accessory exclusives, and collectible products that can only be found at GameStop.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, omnichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,000 stores across 14 countries. The company's consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world's leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 74 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, www.springmobile.com, sells all of AT&T's products and services, including DIRECTV through its 1,421 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 70 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.
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