As the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday is one of the most important days of the year on the retail calendar. The shopping holiday has evolved over the years, but the numbers show that Black Friday remains a major indicator of the health of holiday shopping and retail overall.
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Online sales soared on Black Friday, but shoppers also turned out to brick-and-mortar stores in higher-than-expected numbers, according to former Toys R Us and Hudson's Bay CEO Gerald Storch. Traditional retailers that have lost in-store customers in recent years are bringing shoppers back with their expanded online efforts, he said.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. battled to capture spending over the holiday weekend, as the shifts that have upended the retail industry this year were on display: fewer people visited traditional stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday while online purchases continued to surge. On Thanksgiving evening, Alex and Yanira Garcia, who say they traditionally buy nearly everything on Amazon, chose to stand in line at a busy Wal-Mart store in Westbury, N.Y., to purchase pajamas, toys, a TV and other gifts that filled…
Like millions of other Americans, Zahid Khattak headed to the mall early the day after Thanksgiving. But unlike many others, he wasn't stocking up on holiday presents. That, he said, he would do later, online. “This is just an event — an excuse to come out,” he said, as he waited for his 7-year-old daughter to get a purple butterfly painted on her cheek. “We don’t really need to buy anything.” Instead, the family waited in a line for face-painting. They lined up for an artist who turned balloons into pink and green swords. They walked to Santa’s workshop, complete with interactive displays.