NRF: Stores opening on Thanksgiving because the customers demand it
Posted on 11/22/2017 3:00:00 AM.
The lines have become blurred between family traditions on Thanksgiving and getting the good deals before everyone else to kick off the holiday shopping season. National Retail Federation’s Ana Serafin Smith says many stores are opening earlier on Thanksgiving. It all started with one retail giant.
 
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Retailers gearing up for Black Friday shopping
Posted on 11/14/2017 2:31:00 AM.

Black Friday is next week and retailers are gearing up for a busy shopping season. An October survey from Deloitte found that online holiday shopping is expected to beat in-store sales for the first time.

But LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says brick and mortar stores can be still very profitable and retailers will do what they can to get shoppers into their stores.
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The Super Bowl of shopping is today, it's Black Friday
Posted on 11/25/2016 2:04:00 AM.
It's one of the busiest shopping days of the year and LSU marketing professor Dan Rice says shoppers are savvier than ever thanks to technology. Rice says just because the malls are packed today, doesn't mean that shoppers are ready to buy from that store.
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WalletHub: Shoppers will save more than 60% this Black Friday
Posted on 11/24/2016 5:05:00 AM.

Millions of Americans are expected to shop tomorrow, and WalletHub has released their report of the best stores for Black Friday. Jill Gonzales with WalletHub says Macy’s will have the best discounts, as their average discount is about 64% off. But she says shoppers will find good deals just about everywhere.
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Holiday shopping season underway
Posted on 11/27/2015 2:47:00 AM.

The National Retail Federation is expecting retailers to see healthy sales gains this holiday season. Spokesperson Kathy Grannis says sales are expected to increase about 3.7% overall in November and December, which is a slight decline from what we saw last year. She says the reason growth isn’t as much in 2015 is likely the direction of the economy.
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Black Friday shopping spending estimated at more than $630 billion
Posted on 11/26/2015 1:14:00 AM.

With Black Friday quickly approaching, the personal finance website WalletHub found holiday spending is estimated to reach more than 630-billion dollars this year. Website spokesperson Jill Gonzales says they investigated which stores were having the best Black Friday deals.
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Black Friday is here
Posted on 11/28/2014 3:56:00 AM.
Black Friday is here and shoppers are crowding stores looking to find that great deal for their holiday shopping.  Louisiana Tech Marketing Professor Berry Babin says you can expect blockbuster specials in stores this morning.

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Black Friday sales ads released early
Posted on 11/14/2014 10:42:00 AM.
We're two weeks away from the Black Friday shopping frenzy and some retailers have already revealed their special deals.  Best Buy, Walmart, and Target are a few of the stores that have already released their Black Friday sales ads.  

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Black Friday shopping in full swing
Posted on 11/29/2013 8:29:00 AM.
The lines for Black Friday started early this morning and seem to be getting longer every year. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend an average of $738 on gifts this holiday, up 4 percent from last year. Gift expert Janna Robinson is the host of DIY Network's Hollywood Hi-Tech.

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Stores opening on Thanksgiving night
Posted on 11/1/2013 11:01:00 AM.
Now that Halloween is over, retailers are focused on the holiday shopping season. J.C. Penney and Macy's have already announced they will open on Thanksgiving night this year for the first time ever. Professor of Marketing at the University of New Orleans Dr. Pamela Kennett-Hensel says the stores are trying to turn Thanksgiving into a shopping holiday.
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