Macy’s will open early again on Thanksgiving This particular year

Macy’s can be preparing for another early kick off to Black Friday shopping on Turkey Day.

BestBlackFriday.com, which tracks retailers’ holiday deals along with hours, has received confirmation by six U.S. shopping centers in which their Macy’s locations will open at 5 p.m. Thursday. in which compares to a 5 p.m. start last year, along with 6 p.m. in both 2014 along with 2015.

A representative by Macy’s didn’t immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. Thus far, no some other major retailers have publicly announced their holiday hours. In tune with last year, Macy’s could be one of the first.

in which’s been a trend within the retail industry to stay open for longer around the holidays, as physical stores face stiffer competition by the 24/7 business in which can be Amazon.com.

Though, the topic remains fairly controversial, with “Boycott Shopping on Thanksgiving Day” groups gaining a following on Facebook.

The so-called creep by Friday to Thursday began in 2010, when department store chain Sears opened on Thanksgiving. Wal-Mart made a similar move in 2011, along with Target in 2012. Macy’s opened for initially on Thanksgiving in 2013, at 8 p.m. J.C. Penney along with Kohl’s, among others, quickly followed suit.

To be sure, there remains a slew of companies unwilling to budge along with promising to give employees, along with shoppers, in which Thursday off. In 2017, in which list of retailers staying closed on Turkey Day already includes names like TJ Maxx, H&M, Home Depot along with Costco.

Just last week, mall owner CBL Properties announced in which could again keep more than 60 of its malls along with open-air centers dark on Thanksgiving, sticking having a decision the landlord made two years ago. A department store chain like Macy’s, though, which typically has an outside-facing entrance on retail properties, has the option to remain open. along with in which’s exactly what in which’s doing This particular year.

The following six shopping centers confirmed Macy’s Thanksgiving hours to BestBlackFriday.com via phone along with email:

South Hills Village Mall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 5 p.m. Thanksgiving to 10 p.m. Black Friday

Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thanksgiving along with 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday

Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles, California: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thanksgiving along with 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday

Deptford Mall in Deptford, brand new Jersey: 5 p.m. Thanksgiving to 10 p.m. Black Friday

Cherry Hill Mall in Cherry Hill, brand new Jersey: 5 p.m. Thanksgiving to 10 p.m. Black Friday

Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, brand new Jersey: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thanksgiving along with 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday