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Black Friday grows less appealing for all involved

Retailers are spreading discounts through more of Nov, skimping on costly race-to-the-bottom tactics geared to getting people in the door as soon after holiday meal as possible

Surveys are finding consumers are less interested in participating in Black Friday. This could be good news for merchants, which can boost profits by cutting back on the day's rock-bottom discounts.

New York

BLACK Friday's death has been greatly exaggerated before. This year, not so much.

True, crazed bargain-hunters will never give it up, hooked on middle-of-the-night queues for blenders and fisticuffs over beds-in-a-bag. But the shopping day after Thanksgiving is growing...

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