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Tom McGee

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

Holiday sales wrap-up: In-store holds its own

Holiday sales wrap-up: In-store holds its own

Though online was the star of the strong 2017 holiday retail sales season, the period also brought good news for brick-and-mortar retailers. Consumers did their holiday shopping through a variety of channels, yet still 90% made purchases in a physical store, according to the annual Post-Holiday Shopping Survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). And