Nov 11, 10:47 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Nadine DeNinno @nadinedeninno 11/08/13 AT 2:42 PM Some call it “early Black Friday.” For shopaholics, Veterans Day is another day to shop ’til you drop.As a day to honor veterans, those who have served in the U.S. armed forces, Veterans Day is not only a federal holiday but a weekend retailers often use to promote sales and discounts. Many of the sales begin as early as Friday and last through Monday online and in stores.Veterans Day is the first recognized holiday on the calendar in November ahead of the holiday shopping season. Sales on toys, clothing and gift sets will be marked down with discounts over the weekend to entice shoppers into stores before Black Friday deals go live. Department stores including JCPenney, Macy’s and Walmart will be participating.And since it’s Veterans Day, check store websites to see if there … [Read more...] about Veterans Day 2013 Sales: 15 Deals This Weekend For Armistice Day Ahead Of Black Friday Shopping Madness
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Exclusive PUBLISHED: 16:39 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:40 03 December 2018 Dominic Moffitt Felixstowe mayor Graham Newman with his wife Janet, the mayoress Picture: CHRIS CARNE Archant The mayor of Felixstowe has apologised over a social media post about Black Friday shoppers. Black Friday sales saw shoppers flood into town centres across Suffolk and Essex - eager to snap up deals Picture: GREGG BROWNGraham Newman posted on a Felixstowe town message board late last month, on the day of the Black Friday sales.Mr Newman’s words, posted to the board on the morning of Friday, November 23, appeared to allude to Black Friday shoppers eager to snap up deals in the town.He wrote: “So, we’re all poor and penniless? Don’t think so.“I’m down here at Lidl Walton Avenue store. Already six people in front of me, people are want a Black Friday LG TV for £199, most of them wanting two.”The post has since been … [Read more...] about Mayor apologises over Black Friday social media post
By Nandita Bose and Melissa FaresNEW YORK (Reuters) - The Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday kickoff of the U.S. holiday shopping season showed the increasing preference for online purchases, as more Americans opted to stay home and use their smartphones while sales and traffic at brick-and-mortar stores declined.gi The ongoing shift to online shopping has forced retailers across the country to invest heavily in boosting their e-commerce businesses, and also highlights the impact of early holiday promotions and year-round deals on consumer spending.The weekend also redefined the importance of Black Friday. For the past few years, Black Friday was believed to be waning in importance, but it is now turning into a day when shoppers do not necessarily flock to stores but spend heavily online. Bill Park, a partner at Deloitte & Touche LP, said online sales are starting to complement in-store shopping over the weekend, and for shoppers and retailers the two platforms are starting to … [Read more...] about On Black Friday, more U.S. shoppers chose the computer over the mall
More shoppers turned to the internet for deals to kick off the holiday shopping season, new data showed Saturday, buying everything from apparel to flat-screen TVs and spending record amounts in the process. Black Friday pulled in $6.22 billion in online sales, up 23.6 percent from a year ago and setting a new high, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks transactions for 80 of the top 100 internet retailers in the U.S. like Walmart and Amazon. Those figures arrived as many retailers have pushed big digital deals, days in advance of the holiday weekend. The Friday after Thanksgiving this year was also the first day in history to see more than $2 billion in sales stemming from smartphones, said Adobe. The group found 33.5 percent of e-commerce sales Friday came from mobile devices, compared with 29.1 percent in 2017. "Retailers have done their part to build better mobile experiences for consumers and turning nearly 10 percent more smartphone visitors into buyers this Black … [Read more...] about Black Friday Pulled in Record $6.22B in Online Sales
On Black Friday, the federal government released the fourth National Climate Assessment, which warned that the continued warming of the planet would cause potentially severe damage to the American economy and ultimately present a hazard to the health of the America public. Mandated by Congress, the report was assembled by 13 federal agencies and departments and covers more than a 1,000 pages of analysis and data. The president quickly brushed aside the report and maintained his skepticism of climate science and multilateral efforts to restrain global warming. When he announced that the United States would leave the Paris Climate Accord in June 2017, he said that the accord was a "bad deal" for America that would cause a loss of jobs.The scientists who put the report together beg to differ. They forecast that more severe storms, droughts, coastal flooding and other climate effects could reduce the size of the American economy by 10 percent.Many saw the president's decision to … [Read more...] about Black Friday climate statement renews warnings for U.S.