But total spending is expected to fall for the first time ever since the trade group began tracking it in 2006, according to the survey that was released on Sunday. Over the four days, spending fell an estimated 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion.
A few retailers opened stores on Thanksgiving for the last few years. This year, at least a dozen major retailers did so, with some opening earlier in the day. That led some analysts to question whether the Thanksgiving openings would take away sales on Black Friday.
Black Friday turned into Bad Friday for multiple shoppers across the country, including those at several stores in the Tri-State Area.
Black Friday 2013 was so big it couldn’t fit into just one day. Holiday shoppers were out in full force Friday night. Some of the nation’s biggest stores have been open since Thursday night.
An investigation was underway Friday night after a brawl broke out inside the Danbury Fair Mall, resulting in a large police presence on the busiest shopping day of the year.
Police Chief James Bradley said store officials received two threatening phone calls shortly before 1 p.m. and decided to evacuate.
Black Friday might feel like a holiday — but it’s not. At least not when it comes to the city’s parking regulations, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.
With Thanksgiving here and gone and Chanukah in full effect, the mad rush of the holiday shopping season officially kicks off with Black Friday.
Authorities said 23-year-old Richard Ramos became “belligerent” while arguing with a Walmart shopper over a television Thursday night, and then attacked a Garfield police officer when the manager called for help.
Consumer and money-saving expert Andrea Woroch joined the team on TV 10/55’s “The Couch” Friday morning with some consumer advice on Black Friday shopping.
Thousands of die hard shoppers ran through the doors at Macy’s Herald Square store which opened on Thanksgiving for the first time in its 155 year history.
As the holiday shopping season arrives, paying with plastic could mean reaping big rewards.
Shopping expert Mark Locastro said some of the best deals may actually be online this year.
Shoppers who are getting ready to rush out the door on Friday morning in search of Black Friday deals may want to slow down.
When it comes to scoring the best deals on toys to clothes to TVs, CBS 2’s Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide has all the answers.