Jos. A. Bank to Open on Thanksgiving

Jos A Bank

Jos. A. Bank made a last minute announcement today regarding its holiday hours: Black Friday sales will start at 8pm on Thursday.

Kohl’s Stores to Open at 8pm on Thanksgiving

Kohl's

Kohl’s joins Macy’s and JCPenney in opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving this year.

Macy’s Stores Open Thanksgiving Night

Macy's

Most Macy’s stores will be opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving night, the day before the traditional start to holiday shopping.

Black Friday no match for Hurricane Sandy disruption

Strong Black Friday week sales were no match for the disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy, as US retailers hope to make up lost sales in December.

Shoppers out in record numbers for Black Friday weekend

NRF: A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 226 million last year.

Study: Black Friday a tradition, even without deals

One-third of the country plans to shop on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, according to a survey by WSL/Strategic Retail. The survey found that while consumers don’t necessarily expect the best deals on Black Friday, they enjoy the tradition.

NRF pleads for early fiscal cliff solution

NRF

The National Retail Federation implored President Obama and Congress to come up with an urgent plan to avoid the tax increases and spending cuts — the so-called “fiscal cliff” — set to take effect in January.

November same-store sales slower, despite Black Friday successes

November retail sales, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, were up just over 3 percent, a slow-down that many retailers are blaming on weather and lackluster sales up until the end of the month.

Cyber Monday sales up, as were online sales on Thanksgiving

NRF

Cyber Monday, the day chosen by internet retailers as the web counterpart to Black Friday, has been a big success for web retailers. As usual, electronics were the top sellers.

Shoppers spend a record $52 billion over Thanksgiving weekend

Lured by deals and discounts, shoppers appear to have shrugged off economic worries to post record Thanksgiving weekend sales of $52.4 billion, the latest figures suggest, with apparel among the top gifts.