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4 reasons why empty malls on Black Friday aren’t a bad omen

4 reasons why empty malls on Black Friday aren't a bad omen

People walk through the King of Prussia mall, on Black Friday, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Sarah Silbiger | Reuters Instead of rushing to malls, Black Friday shoppers largely headed to retailers’ websites this year. The deal-heavy holiday came in the middle of a sales season that began in October …

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Black Friday traffic in stores craters 52% during pandemic

Black Friday traffic in stores craters 52% during pandemic

Shoppers walk past an Apple Store at Franklin Park Mall during Black Friday. Shoppers go to stores to take advantage of Black Friday sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Traffic at stores on Black Friday fell by 52.1% compared with last year, as Americans …

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Black Friday 2020 traffic looks bleak at stores, malls

Black Friday 2020 traffic looks bleak at stores, malls

Hardly any lines. Empty parking lots. More employees than customers in stores. These are just some of the scenes playing out across the United States the morning of Black Friday 2020, a shopping holiday that in the past has drawn hoards of people to stores to score doorbuster deals before …

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Anti-spending movement gains momentum ahead of Black Friday

Anti-spending movement gains momentum ahead of Black Friday

‘Tis the season to shore up your savings. In the days leading up to Black Friday, financial experts caution against overspending, particularly amid an economic crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic — and consumers are listening. One campaign, called “In the Black Friday,” spearheaded by the National Financial Educators Council, …

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Black Friday is almost here. And shoppers are anxious.

Black Friday is almost here. And shoppers are anxious.

A shopper uses his phone while wearing a face mask due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outside the Christiana Mall in Newark, Delaware U.S. November 19, 2020. Mark Makela | Reuters Black Friday is almost here. And consumers’ anxiety about shopping in stores and enclosed malls is only escalating, …

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