The U.S. sales phenomenon has spread to retailers across the world in recent years with such force that it’s prompting a backlash from some activists, politicians and even consumers.
Black Friday kicks off peak shopping season for Amazon. This year, the company is offering its Prime members even faster service: instead of two-day shipping, some packages will arrive at customers’ doors in only one. But many Amazon staffers say…
By Will Evans, Reveal
It would have been easy to turn on their computers at home over plates of leftover turkey and take advantage of the Black Friday deals most retailers now offer online.
By Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, Americans swarmed stores and scoured websites for the best Black Friday deals. The retail data firm ShopperTrak estimates today’s sales will hit $23 billion, up more than $2 billion from last year. Violence emerged amidst…
By Gretchen Frazee
Retailers placed their holiday orders with overseas manufacturers months ago, allowing them to avoid some of the tariffs that were placed on China in September.
By Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), a consumer watchdog group, just released their annual Trouble in Toyland report.
By Jaeha Lee, The Conversation
New research shows how human emotions affect the likelihood to misbehave on Black Friday, as well as a significant difference between men and women.
By Richard Coolidge
This year on Black Friday, take your dog for a walk, go on a hike, explore a beach, get out on the water, play a board game, spend time with those who matter.
By Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation
Some pundits claim that Black Friday is dying and is no longer relevant. However, the National Retail Federation issued a strong denunciation of these articles and declared that Black Friday is “far from gone.”…
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