How Black Friday ruined Christmas for SA retailers

2017-02-17 11:49

South African consumers have shifted their Christmas spending from December to November, with Black Friday retail promotions changing their purchasing behaviour.

Best tech deals between #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday

2016-11-25 16:09

Tech-lovers can get their fix of Black Friday sales with discounted gadgets from smartphones to TV sets, most of which are expected to last until Cyber Monday.

Black Friday frenzy at Durban mall

2016-11-25 12:46

Snaking traffic, queues of people, and social media rumours of a stampede have marked Black Friday at The Pavilion mall in Durban.

#BlackFriday: The ultimate guide to over 50 online sales

2016-11-25 08:00

Black Friday has now become a customary marker that ushers in the shopping season for South Africans and Fin24 has put together a list of over 50 e-commerce deals.

These are the pros and cons of Black Friday

2016-11-24 12:00

If you’re a business builder with a small retail operation, you may wonder whether it’s a good idea to take part in the mayhem of Black Friday.

Black Friday genie now out of the bottle in UK

2015-01-28 14:30

Black Friday has taken a hold on Britain in a big way for the first time last year, as store groups tried to match promotions of big US online retailers for Christmas.

Cyber Monday extends long shopping weekend

2014-12-01 10:38

Millions of Americans are planning on snapping up Cyber Monday deals after a long Thanksgiving shopping weekend saw fewer shoppers and lower spending than last year.

Black Friday gets nasty in the UK

2014-11-28 11:02

Police in the UK had to be called in over disturbances as shoppers queued for Black Friday discounts, a shopping phenomenon that has spread from the US.

US stocks rally on Black Friday sales

2012-11-25 18:01

US stocks rallied on signs that the holiday shopping season was off to a good start, with retail behemoth Walmart calling it the “best ever” Black Friday.

Black Friday as shoppers storm stores

2012-11-25 14:41

Television images have shown berserk buyers charging through doors as stores opened up for Black Friday sales the day after Thanksgiving.


Missed Black Friday? Here's a list of Cyber Monday deals

2016-11-28 09:07

Cyber Monday, which follows Black Friday, was born out of retailers trying to persuade customers to shop online and SA is among latest countries to be bitten by the bug.

WATCH: Black Friday chaos hits SA stores

Watch as South Africans queued in masses, flooded stores as the doors opened and fought over bargained goods on #BlackFriday.

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Takealot, Foschini #BlackFriday websites crash

2016-11-25 11:19

Surging visitor demand has crashed the websites of some of South Africa's biggest online retailers on Black Friday.

How cyber crooks want to swindle you this Black Friday

2016-11-24 12:58

Black Friday's appeal is undeniable, but it’s also an opportune time for criminals to take advantage of you, says an expert.

Black Friday grabs SA social media's attention

2015-11-30 11:33

Social media mentions of Black Friday grew more than 300% this year in South Africa compared to 2014, according to an online customer engagement agency.

John Lewis may rein in Black Friday push

2015-01-05 12:11

British department store chain John Lewis has enjoyed the most lucrative week in its 150-year-history thanks to "Black Friday" business.

SA retailers buy into Black Friday

2014-11-28 16:28

South African consumers have embraced Black Friday in an unprecedented way, showing that they are ready to take part in the famous US sales day.

Online sales top $1bn in one day

2012-11-26 07:25

US shoppers have spent heavily online on the crucial Black Friday shopping day, for the first time topping a billion dollars in online sales in a single day.

Walmart tills ring despite protests

2012-11-25 15:08

Protesters demanding better wages and healthcare for Walmart workers have converged on the retailer's stores at the start of the crucial holiday shopping season.

Early rush on Black Friday

2012-11-23 08:46

US retailers have opted to open on Thanksgiving to cash in on the rush associated with the traditional Black Friday shopping.

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