Sorry, turkey-loving employees. This year, Black Friday is looking more and more like Black Thursday.
Stores across the country are trying to figure out how to make Black Friday, traditionally a chance to flood stores with deal-hungry customers, profitable in an era when more and more people are shopping from the comfort of their own homes. One common move for 2014 has been opening up shop earlier than ever, with many stores opening on Thanksgiving.
Here's how five retail mega brands are attempting to stand out from the competition on Black Friday. Check out who is standing with company traditions and who is throwing out last year's playbook in the hopes of finding a new way to do business.