Black Friday Buzz Begins
With many of the nation’s retailers taking it on the chin lately, it’s no surprise to see some Black Friday buzz starting a little early this year. Several national retailers have already leaked information around their plans for big discounts on Black Friday to attract “cash-strapped holiday shoppers.”
Sears, for example, recently released a statement saying the company knew its Black Friday specials, which could include deep discounts on home appliances, "are already creating tremendous buzz online" and encouraged consumers to watch for more deals.
Black Friday - which falls on Nov. 28 this year - is one of the busiest shopping days for the nation's retailers. It also sets the tone for the November-December holiday shopping period, which can account for more than half of merchants' annual profits and sales. Consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of the nation's economy.