Black Friday Sites: Retailer Friend or Foe?
Aija Lehtonen / Shutterstock.com One of the growing trends over the last few holiday seasons has been the earlier and earlier start to the shopping season. As reported last week in Compete Holiday Insights, 60% of respondents indicated that they have begun holiday shopping already. Retailers seem to be paying attention and are seemingly challenging each other to see who can open the earliest on Black Friday. Walmart and Toys
2009 Holiday Shoppers take to The Web
Since the summer, analysts have been predicting record low holiday spending. In response, retailers have been promoting special sales since before Halloween. JC Penny, Target, and Overstock are among several retailers to offer daily deals to entice shoppers each day. Sears and Toys "R" Us released their Black Friday ads in October in order to whet consumers’ appetites early. A quick look at search traffic reveals extremely fierce competition for