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Black Friday shopping

Thanksgiving weekend multichannel shopping up 40%

Thanksgiving weekend multichannel shopping up 40%

WASHINGTON — From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 165 million Americans shopped either in stores or online, surpassing the 164 million who had said they would shop in a consumer sentiment survey conducted ahead of the holiday, the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics said. The average shopper spent $313.29 on

Retail stores see big crowds on Black Friday

Retail stores see big crowds on Black Friday

NEW YORK —Black Friday lived up to its reputation as the busiest shopping day of the year, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers, which estimates that about 151 million people visited a mall or shopping center over the weekend. “Black Friday kicked the holiday shopping season into high gear, driven by positive consumer

Survey: More consumers plan to shop during this holiday weekend

Survey: More consumers plan to shop during this holiday weekend

NEW YORK— According to a new survey from Deloitte, more than 7 in 10 (71%) holiday shoppers plan to head to the stores and online over the Thanksgiving weekend (Thanksgiving Thursday — Cyber Monday). Holiday shoppers say they’ll spend an average of $420 between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, and 88% expect to spend more or the

It’s time for drug chains to get creative

It’s time for drug chains to get creative

Black Friday is here — again. But the current promotion bears little resemblance to the event that, apparently eons ago, ushered in the Christmas selling season by offering shoppers, for a limited time on the day following Thanksgiving, holiday specials that lured customers into all manner of stores. Black Friday today appears to linger for