In Keeping with Longstanding Tradition, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Will Not Be Open Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 9:59 am EST

Dateline:

HUDSON, Ohio
"For our customers who wish to shop on Thanksgiving Day, we offer the widest selection of fabrics and crafts online at Joann.com, and we have great web-exclusive deals planned for Thanksgiving Day"

HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, will not be open Thanksgiving Day.

“Out of respect to our Team Members and their families, Jo-Ann stores will not be open Thanksgiving Day,” said Travis Smith, chief executive officer and president, Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. “We ask a lot from our Team Members during the holidays, and Thanksgiving Day is a valued tradition for many families. We believe it is important for our Team Members to be able to spend this time with their loved ones.”

Without the hassle of having to leave home Thanksgiving Day, Jo-Ann customers will still be able to shop and save on Joann.com.

“For our customers who wish to shop on Thanksgiving Day, we offer the widest selection of fabrics and crafts online at Joann.com, and we have great web-exclusive deals planned for Thanksgiving Day,” said Chris DiTullio, vice president, advertising and marketing, at Jo-Ann. “To welcome our customers on Black Friday, we will open our doors at 6 a.m. with exciting doorbusters and offers valid throughout the day, so she can shop when and how she chooses.”

Jo-Ann stores have never been open on Thanksgiving Day.

For more information on daily deals, store hours and locations visit Joann.com.

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 800 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit Joann.com. To make creative connections, visit Joann.com/community.

Contact:

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Margaret Skinner, Director, Corporate Communications, 330-463-6705
margaret.skinner@joann.com