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.


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.

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