Black Friday

‘Black Friday’ became ‘Before Friday Thursday’ this year

‘Black Friday’ became ‘Before Friday Thursday’ this year

The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as at least a dozen national retail chains from Macy’s to Gap to Target opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day. The sales continued through Friday. It’s an exhausting experience for some shoppers, including Curtis Akins of Tifton, Ga. The day after Thanksgiving, called Black Friday, […]

‘Black Friday’ kicks off the Christmas season

‘Black Friday’ kicks off the Christmas season

After weeks of “Black Friday” sales pitches, the real thing is finally here. Retailers are ushering in the traditional kickoff of the U.S. holiday shopping season on Friday with expanded hours, deep discounts and online deals. Bargain-hungry shoppers are giving them a strong early turnout. The crescendo follows a weeks-long push to get shoppers to […]