While we respect many of our competitors' decision to open on this day, we’re choosing not to out of respect for our associates & their families.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 08, 2014
The largest family-owned & operated jewelry retailer, Rogers Enterprises, Inc. (REI), is putting family first this holiday season with their decision not open any of their 76 store locations on Thanksgiving Day; an unexpected move by anyone in the jewelry industry due to the surge of holiday shopping traffic.
Challenging a national trend of companies providing earlier and earlier shopping hours on Thanksgiving Day, REI is taking the position to support associates being home with families while alternatively offering special online sales for consumers eager to start shopping. With the retail industry approaching its busiest and most demanding time of year, the management team of REI believes the decision to provide Thanksgiving Day off for associates was an obvious one; especially when the holiday’s traditions echo the importance of bringing family and friends together.
“As a family-owned & operated business for over 100 years, we understand the importance of spending quality time with loved ones on Thanksgiving Day,” said a company spokesperson. "While we respect many of our competitors' decision to open on this day, we’re choosing not to out of respect for our associates & their families.”
Despite potential operational fees and sales disadvantages associated with remaining closed, the statement continues, “As a jewelry store, we know a thing or two about big moments & making memories. We would not want to keep our associates from creating their own special celebrations & memories, when they work so hard all year to help create those for our guests. We appreciate your support of our decision not to ask our associates to work on Thanksgiving Day and look forward to helping you on Black Friday and all season long to find the perfect gifts for your next big moment.”
About Rogers Enterprises, Inc.:
Rogers Enterprises, Inc. is a growing fine jewelry chain with 76 stores across ten states. Founded in 1910, this family-owned company operates under the names of Rogers & Hollands Jewelers and Ashcroft & Oak Jewelers and has become the largest family-owned and operated retail jewelry chain in the country. With four generations of family involvement, their matriarch and jewelry designer, Juell Kadet, has stressed the theme of exclusivity combined with handcrafted quality to create a long history of sustainability and success. More: http://www.fornowandforever.com