NEW YORK — Black Friday will be back this year, according to Deloitte’s “2021 Pre-Thanksgiving Pulse Survey,” released on Monday. The survey found that 56% of consumers are planning to shop in-store on Black Friday, up from 41% last year. The share of online sales for the day is holding steady at 18%. Black Friday
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart will close all its U.S. stores on Thanksgiving Day, the company said Friday, calling the move a ‘thank you’ to associates for their continued hard work during the pandemic. Associate Elizabeth Brown, a people lead from Store 5260 in Rogers, Arkansas, shared the news before a crowd of approximately 1,000 associates
NEW YORK — The COVID-19 surge has convinced many consumers to shop from home on Black Friday, according to the Deloitte 2020 Pre-Thanksgiving Pulse Survey released today. For the first time since the survey’s inception, more consumers plan to shop online (61%) than in-store (54%) on Black Friday. “As COVID-19 brings added health and financial concerns, both consumers and retailers are
MINNEAPOLIS — Target stores will be closed on Thanksgiving due to the coronavirus pandemic, but will begin introducing holiday deals in stores and online in October. Target also said it will mandate that shoppers put on a mask before entering its stores starting August 1, a recommendation in line with what a growing list of
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart shoppers will have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to do their Black Friday shopping this year, the company said on Tuesday. Unlike in recent years, the company plans to close its Walmart stores and Sam’s Club outlets in the United States on Thanksgiving day. The move was framed as
NEW YORK — Seventy-nine percent of consumers will shop for holiday gifts during the period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, according to Deloitte LLP, which has dubbed the upcoming weekend “the most wonderful time of the year” for retailers. Shoppers are expected to spend an average of $415 over Thanksgiving weekend, with 87% of those
NEW YORK — Retailers are gearing up for what is expected to be a big Thanksgiving weekend with announcement of special deals and tools to make online and in-store shopping easier. The stakes are high, according to a new survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), which found that consumers plan to spend
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — With the year-end holidays approaching, Dollar General announced it is offering customers everyday low prices on thousands of items useful in celebrating “affordably and in style,” with a holiday assortment that includes home décor in trendy themes, gifts for family and friends, fashionable apparel for winter weather and food and snack items.
NEW YORK — A survey from Deloitte LLP finds that 76% of Americans will go shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend. The firm forecasts per-capita spending of $400 over the four days between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, an increase of nearly 8% from last year’s $369. “Holiday shopping often kicks in a little later during election
The holiday selling season remains, just weeks before it kicks off, a mystery, at least in terms of what’s going to happen. Even now, Christmas merchandise is in the stores, awaiting set-up. Holiday promotions have long since been planned, and advertising is locked in. All that waits is for the customer to choose her preferences.