A record number of retailers offered an early start to the Christmas shopping season last week by opening their stores on Thanksgiving Day, but the move didn’t result in an increase in sales.
This year, even more retailers are planning to keep their stores open on Thanksgiving Day, a trend that may be threatening to turn the nation’s annual day of thanksgiving into just another holiday shopping day.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann
Instead of helping an elderly man who collapsed to the floor in a West Virginia Target Store on Black Friday morning, Christmas shoppers merely stepped over him in their haste to get at bargain merchandise. Read the rest…