Shopping local helps the local economy and supports jobs and yet thanks to our commercial world, we all encouraged simply to shop black Friday and seek out the best sale. The best sale doesn't support the economy - does this concern you? Why or why not?
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If you're employed in retail & the food industry, it should be known that's a part of the job. To close just because it's a holiday affects corporates "bottom line."
So you're willing to pay higher prices then? Petco vs your local pet store which is far less in price. Don't know about that. Think my money is more important. That local business is there to make money too.
Jay - I am on a budget and definitely conscious of my money, but I still find that I can find good deals at local or regionally owned stores if I look around well.