Posts Tagged: black friday

US Retail Holiday Sales up 2.3%

Guest Post from Bloomberg.com

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 »

Why Retailers Should Plan for a Black Weekend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Ian Muttoo via Wikimedia Commons

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 »

Recommended Article: Black Friday Sales Don’t Say Much About Fourth-Quarter Growth

The U.S. holiday shopping season is becoming so drawn out retailers may soon be introducing “Black Halloween doorbusters.”

Early reports are that Black Friday sales increased from last year’s levels. According to the National Retail Federation, sales for the weekend were up 13% from year ago.

From an economic outlook stance, Black Friday sales don’t say much about …Continue Reading »

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