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.

US shoppers set sales record

2011-11-28 07:53

US retailers racked up a record $52.4bn in sales over the Thanksgiving weekend, as early hours and attractive promotions brought out more shoppers.


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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