Industry consultant Jack Abelson offers a modest proposal in the face of Black Friday creep.
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.
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.
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.
You know it’s a slow news day when The New York Times features a story on dress codes for cab drivers, not in the Style section but on their front page! I guess they figured that with the entire city out looking for bargains at the crack of dawn on Black Friday, no one was […]