Guest Editorial: Why Opening on Thanksgiving is a Bad Idea

Jack Abelson-FEATURED

Industry consultant Jack Abelson offers a modest proposal in the face of Black Friday creep.

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

Macy’s Stores Open Thanksgiving Night


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.

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.

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


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.

Macy’s, Target to open at midnight on Black Friday

Macy's Inc

Two of the nation’s largest retailers, Macy’s and Target, plan on opening stores at midnight on November 25, as Thanksgiving ends.

Cabby Couture

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 […]