Now more than ever, as soon as we take the last bite of that pumpkin pie at the Thanksgiving table, the Christmas season is upon us and that means one thing, shopping. The phenomena of Black Friday has truly gotten to a whole new level, especially with the introduction of Cyber Monday.
— GameStop (@GameStop) November 27, 2015
— CNN (@CNN) November 27, 2015
— billboard (@billboard) November 30, 2015
Black Friday, for retailers, is one of the most important days of the year since it kicks of the holiday season and the drive to go out and get items as soon as possible. For the consumer, this does not always mean fun and games.
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) November 27, 2015
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But as one Washington post reporter is quick to point out, this scene is not really the case in very many stores.
— Sarah Halzack (@sarahhalzack) November 26, 2015
Another big concern with Black Friday is the racist connotations the name, leading to many influencers using the day to spread a difference message that racism in this country still exists.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 27, 2015
So its #BlackFriday in the USA, ………………………..says who?
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) November 27, 2015
The biggest showing fighting against racism occurred in Chicago where protests occurred on the busiest shopping street in the city, Michigan Avenue, leading to stores losing up to 50% of projected sales during that time.
— Chicago Rising (@ChicagoRising) November 30, 2015
According to reports this year, sales in brick and mortar were down a lot compared to online, it will be interesting to watch this trend into the future.
— Variety (@Variety) November 30, 2015