Black Friday: Traffic Up, Sales Down

Thanks to Thursday store openings

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 25, 2012 9:13 AM CST

(Newser) – There were nearly 308 million store visits on Black Friday this year, a 3.5% increase from last year, but sales were down 1.8% to $11.2 billion, according to a ShopperTrak analysis. Why? Blame stores that actually opened on Thursday night, CNN reports....   Read full story »


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