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New Balance is closing its stores for Juneteenth and giving all employees the day off

June 18, 2020

New Balance will close all operations — including its owned retail stores — on Friday in observance of Juneteenth. Although Juneteenth is not a federal holiday, 47 states and Washington, D.C. recognize the day as either a state holiday or a day of observance. This year, the day has taken on increased symbolic significance for many amid a broader national conversation surrounding race and diversity. Read more on Footwear News.