A.C. Moore Closes on Thanksgiving Day, Continues Long Established Tradition

Arts & crafts retailer gives employees Thanksgiving Day off to spend with loved ones

Nov 04, 2015, 09:00 ET from A.C. Moore

BERLIN, N.J., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading specialty retailer, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts will keep all 136 locations closed on Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. For the fifth consecutive year, all A.C. Moore employees from Maine to Florida will be able to enjoy the holiday with friends and family. 

"We give thanks that there is still one day on the calendar dedicated to doing so, one special day to slow down and concentrate on the really important things in life," said CEO Pepe Piperno. "This is why I remain committed to keeping all A.C. Moore stores closed on Thanksgiving Day. This way, our team members can enjoy their holiday traditions with those that matter most to them."

Since acquiring the company in 2011, Piperno has closed every A.C. Moore location on Thanksgiving despite contrary actions of direct competitors.  Embodying a family culture, this decision supports a corporate-wide effort to craft a better experience for A.C. Moore customers and employees.

For more information, visit acmoore.com.

About A.C. Moore

Create more. Share more. Save more. ™ A.C. Moore is a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers. The first A.C. Moore store opened in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1985, and has expanded to more than 135 stores. Stores are located in the Eastern United States from Maine to Florida.

A.C. Moore is devoted to being the first choice for product selection, value and service that inspires and fulfills unlimited creative possibilities. The assortment, convenience, service and pricing differentiate them from their competitors. The assortment of merchandise consists of more than 60,000 stock keeping units, or SKUs, with approximately 40,000 SKUs offered at each store at any one time. They also offer custom framing in the majority of their stores. In-store events and programs for children and adults provide hands-on arts and crafts experience and encourage the creativity of customers. For more information visit http://www.acmoore.com/about.

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