Leo Sun, The Motley Fool Published 8:00 a.m. ET Dec. 16, 2017 U.S. retailers offered less generous discounts to shoppers this year. Shopping at the Weihnachtsmarkt am Kölner Dom in Cologne, Germany.(Photo: Susan B. Barnes for USA TODAY) Retailers usually promote significant discounts for Black Friday. That trend continued this year, with pricing firm Market Track (via eMarketer) reporting an average discount of 44% in … Continue reading Retailers lowered Black Friday discounts
Retailers usually promote significant discounts for Black Friday. That trend continued this year, with pricing firm Market Track (via eMarketer) reporting an average discount of 44% in Black Friday circulars from 15 brick-and-mortar retailers. However, it marks a small decline from an average discount of 45% in 2016. Retailers like Best Buy (NYSE: BBY)J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP)and Target (NYSE: TGT) all offered slightly lower discounts … Continue reading A Foolish Take: Retailers Lowered Black Friday Discounts | Business Markets and Stocks News
Battle for Attention Retailers over 2017’s Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend fought to capture as much consumer spending as possible during the annual shopping spree. This year, traditional brick-and-mortar stores were faced with the challenge of combating increased online spending. According to analytics firm RetailNext Inc., the number of people who visited these outlets in November declined by 11.4% from last year. Online sales on Thanksgiving consequently … Continue reading Black Friday 2017: A Challenge For Brick-And-Mortar Retailers
Best Buy is among those retailers not waiting until Thanksgiving Day to begin its Black Friday sales. The Richfield-based electronics chain released its Black Friday ad Wednesday morning and made many of the deals in it immediately available through Saturday. The promotional prices will then again return online on Thanksgiving morning and in stores, which will open at 5 p.m. on the holiday. Best Buy … Continue reading Best Buy, other retailers launch Black Friday deals early
Halloween is firmly in the rearview mirror folks, and those leaves changing color outside are soon to give way to big sticks for the rest of the year. That’s right — it’s officially time for the holidays! That means family feasts, eggnog-everything, and our wallets opening wide for our friends and family during the holiday shopping season. A retail first for the 2017 holiday shopping … Continue reading Black Friday: R.I.P. Mall-Based Retailers?