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Black Friday
Black Friday

BUSINESS

Online sales could dominate Black Friday this year, as scores of consumers are set to avoid shopping malls due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Experts also believe that retailers may be able to use the opportunity to sell off stock backlogs that built up as a result of the strict lockdown. But that will only be if their online offerings for Black Friday are good enough.

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