Black Friday Sales Down More Than $1 Billion

Shoppers this year still wanted to get a head start on their holiday gift list on Black Friday — but overall were less willing to brave the crowds.

Sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday both fell in stores this year, with a growing amount of people pursuing their discounts online instead.

Brick and mortar sales on Black Friday fell from $11.6 billion in 2014 to $10.4 billion in 2015, according to the retail researcher ShopperTrak. Sales on Thanksgiving fell from just over $2 billion to $1.8 billion. Both decreases are attributed to the increase in online sales, the Associated …

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Record $4.45 Billion Spent Online This Black Friday and Thanksgiving

Online e-commerce sales on Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day continued to grow to record spending levels, thanks to more shoppers forgoing crowds in stores to shop at home. Together, shoppers spent $4.45 billion online on Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day, according to data released by Adobe.

Black Friday brought in $2.72 billion in e-commerce sales, up 14% from 2014. Thanksgiving Day saw a higher jump in online spending, with $1.73 billion in sales, up 25% from the previous year.

According to Adobe, the five best selling electronic products on Black Friday were Samsung 4K TVs, the Apple iPad Air 2, …

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Black Friday Chaos Eases as Stores Spread Out Sales

(NEW YORK) — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. And forget the fisticuffs over flat-screen TVs.

Instead, stores around the country had sparse parking lots, calm, orderly lines, and modest traffic. Black Friday, which traditionally is the biggest shopping day of the year, almost looked like a normal shopping day. And not every shopper was happy about that.

In Denver, for instance, Susan Montoya had nearly an entire Kmart to herself Friday …

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Black Friday Shoppers Hit the Stores

Shoppers began feasting on deals on Thanksgiving, but whether they’ll stay hungry this holiday season remains to be seen.

The day after Thanksgiving, called Black Friday, has long been considered the start of the holiday buying season and is typically the biggest shopping day of the year. But analysts have questioned whether the day is losing its cachet as retailers have pushed opening times into Thanksgiving, and discounting into early November.

This year, big chains that opened on Thanksgiving included Macy’s, Target and Wal-Mart. On Friday morning, some stores around the country saw tame crowds.

But Target CEO Brian Cornell …

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Everything You Need to Know about Cyber Monday Sales

Nowadays it’s difficult to tell when Black Friday ends and Cyber Monday begins. But it’s probably not that important to differentiate among them anyway. Regardless of when you’re shopping during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you won’t be able to swing a smartphone without hitting a sale—or, more likely, three dozen sales and special offers, inundating your in-box.

Here’s some essential information for finding the best discounts on Cyber Monday, and for understanding how this traditional day for online deals fits into the grand scheme of the holiday shopping season. (One last note: We’ll update this post through …

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