• Black Friday sales are surging - and it reveals an ominous reality about the retail industry

    19 days ago - By Chron

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    Shoppers have already spent more than $1.52 billion over the Thanksgiving holiday.
    Sales are soaring in part because discounts have never been steeper.
    Nearly half of the US apparel market was discounted on Thanksgiving, with an average promotion of 47% off the full price
    Black Friday sales are soaring with shoppers already spending more than $1.52 billion online on Thanksgiving evening - a 17% increase over last year, according to Adobe Analytics.
    "Thanksgiving is shaping up to be a record-breaking shopping day," said Mickey Mericle, vice president, Marketing...
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  • Early Black Friday shoppers scored big bargains

    19 days ago - By Philly

    Shoppers and bargain hunters braved the chilly temperatures on Thanksgiving and gave the region's big box retailers and shopping centers something to smile about. Black Friday today is expected to draw even bigger crowds so plan accordingly, say mall owners.
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  • Amazon just hit a record high on Black Friday

    Amazon just hit a record high on Black Friday

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Shares of Amazon hit an all-time high of $1172.25 Friday morning.
    The Black Friday shopping day is key for both physical and digital retailers, with shoppers planning to spend 51% of their holiday shopping budget online, compared to 42% in stores, according to a Deloitte survey of more than 4,000 Americans .
    More than 500 employees at the company's main Italian distribution hub in Piacenza are striking .
    Amazon stock is up 55.37% so far this year.
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  • One of the most popular items being sold on Black Friday has no discount

    One of the most popular items being sold on Black Friday has no discount

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular items this holiday
    Retailers had plenty of stock on the video game console on Black Friday, though no discounts were offered on it.
    It was still one of the best-selling items at Black Friday events on Thanksgiving.
    Though Black Friday events are usually all about the deals, sometimes getting a hard-to-find item is even better.
    The Nintendo Switch is one such example this Black Friday. The highly sought-after video game console has struggled to remain in stock since its debut earlier year, and it was widely speculated that there wouldn't be enough...
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  • Amazon just hit a record high on Black Friday

    Amazon just hit a record high on Black Friday

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Shares of Amazon hit an all-time high of $1172.25 Friday morning.
    The Black Friday shopping day is key for both physical and digital retailers, with shoppers planning to spend 51% of their holiday shopping budget online, compared to 42% in stores, according to a Deloitte survey of more than 4,000 Americans .
    More than 500 employees at the company's main Italian distribution hub in Piacenza are striking .
    Amazon stock is up 55.37% so far this year.
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  • S&P and Nasdaq hit records highs

    19 days ago - By Reuters

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite hit record highs at the open on Friday, a day after the Thanksgiving holiday, climbing with oil prices and with retail stocks in focus as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season.
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  • McDonald's has a glorious Black Friday message for us all

    19 days ago - By Fast Company

    Happy Black Friday to you and yours. It's that special holiday when millions of people get up insanely early to brave stampedes of demonic shoppers in the hopes of finding moderately better priced consumer goods. It's possible whoever mans McDonald's social media was pulling an all-nighter too. At 2 a.m....
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  • Black Friday sales are surging - and it reveals an ominous reality about the retail industry

    Black Friday sales are surging - and it reveals an ominous reality about the retail industry

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Shoppers have already spent more than $1.52 billion over the Thanksgiving holiday.
    Sales are soaring in part because discounts have never been steeper.
    Nearly half of the US apparel market was discounted on Thanksgiving, with an average promotion of 47% off the full price
    Black Friday sales are soaring with shoppers already spending more than $1.52 billion online on Thanksgiving evening - a 17% increase over last year, according to Adobe Analytics.
    "Thanksgiving is shaping up to be a record-breaking shopping day," declared Mickey Mericle, vice president, Marketing and Customer Insights for...
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  • Black Friday sales are surging - and it reveals an ominous reality about the retail industry

    Black Friday sales are surging - and it reveals an ominous reality about the retail industry

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Shoppers have already spent more than $1.52 billion over the Thanksgiving holiday.
    Sales are soaring in part because discounts have never been steeper.
    Nearly half of the US apparel market was discounted on Thanksgiving, with an average promotion of 47% off the full price
    Black Friday sales are soaring with shoppers already spending more than $1.52 billion online on Thanksgiving evening - a 17% increase over last year, according to Adobe Analytics.
    "Thanksgiving is shaping up to be a record-breaking shopping day," declared Mickey Mericle, vice president, Marketing and Customer Insights for...
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  • Satire: Walmart to Bloodthirsty Shoppers, ‘Have Fun Out There!'

    19 days ago - By Fortune

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. - In the hours leading up to the most hyped, and perhaps most dangerous sales event in the United States, Walmart has some words of advice for Black Friday shoppers.
    In front of its Bentonville, Arkansas headquarters, a spokesperson for Walmart addressed the crowd in a televised press briefing.
    "On Black Friday, it's easy to get caught up in the horrors of unabashed consumerism. We get it. There's pushing. Shoving, Crying. Sometimes, fatalities. But let's remember to have fun out there," said the spokesperson for the world's largest retailer.
    Many Americans plan to brave...
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  • Target reveals the most popular Black Friday items shoppers bought on Thanksgiving

    Target reveals the most popular Black Friday items shoppers bought on Thanksgiving

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Target released a list of items that sold especially well during its Black Friday event on Thanksgiving
    TVs, video games, Apple products, and toys all sold especially well during the shopping event.
    Thanksgiving is over, which means its time to tally early Black Friday shopping.
    Target has highlighted the deals that shoppers snapped up the most from stores, which opened at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, as well as online, where the sale event began Thanksgiving morning.
    Target says it received three times the orders for its buy-online-pick-up-in-store service Thanksgiving morning than for the...
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