2014’s Black Friday will be vastly different than its recent predecessors. The unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.9 percent for September, down from 7.2 percent a year earlier, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number also represents the lowest level of unemployment since July 2008. Moreover, market research firm Lundberg Survey found …Continue Reading »
U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3 percent sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009.
Sales at brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday rose to $12.3 billion, according to a report yesterday from ShopperTrak. The Chicago-based researcher reiterated its prediction that …Continue Reading »
The weekdays immediately following “Black Weekend” will be some of the best days to hit stores this year for those who like to avoid the crowds, according to Shopper Trak, a leading provider of shopper analytics. For consumers looking to do their shopping in a less frenzied environment than …Continue Reading »
For a long time, Black Friday was the only chance to grab the best deals, and savvy shoppers enjoyed the opportunity to put a significant dent in Christmas shopping, even if it means freezing in the darkness. But as more people began jumping on the post-Thanksgiving buying bandwagon, retailers …Continue Reading »