The Countdown to Turkey Day Begins for Shoppers and Retailers
Black Friday Starts Early This Year Video by kmtv.comvideo
The Sears store at Oak View Mall is already prepping for a Black Friday madhouse.
Only this year they're opening up on Thanksgiving night.
"It's gonna be an adventure, not quite sure yet again since it's our first time, I think we'll see some good traffic flow in the store."
Hundreds of employees are checking orders, stocking shelves and putting in long hours; ready to man the store at 8 p.m. sharp.
Next Door at JCPenney...
"Actually it's very exciting getting ready Black Friday is the top of the cake really for retailers."
These workers are just as busy. Tables and racks are jammed with clothes just waiting to be picked.
"It can be crazy when you open those doors it's busy."
But JCPenney's doors won't open Thanksgiving night, the store is picking family tradition over the American dollar.
"It's very important with JCP that we get to do that, that our associates get to do that we believe it's important for our customers to be able to do that also."
Back at HyVee hundreds of shoppers are focused on the meal, it's a mad dash to get their fixin's for a holiday feast.
"25 pound turkey, all the fixings, stuffing, sausage onions..."
"Rolls and lettuce for the salad."
Shoulder to shoulder and cart to cart shoppers grab their way through the aisles.
"It's crazy Thanksgiving the day before Thanksgiving is always our busiest holiday of the whole year we do more sales today than we do any other day in the year."