Santa Claus is still coming to town, but face-to-face visits will look different due to COVID-19.


Home Depot will deck its store aisles and website with holiday deals days after the election and ahead of Veterans Day.

The nation’s largest home improvement chain unveiled its Black Friday sales circular Monday on its mobile app in what is seen as a very different holiday shopping season amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Instead of a short Black Friday sale that starts after Thanksgiving as in past years, Home Depot’s sale starts Nov. 6 and will continue through Dec. 2 with deals available while supplies last.

Other major retailers including Walmart, Sam’s Club and Lowe’s also have announced sales are starting earlier than in past years and lasting longer to spread out demand and reduce crowds. Target said last week that it is bolstering COVID-19 safety measures.

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