After a long wait and a lot of planning, the retail holiday shopping season is finally upon us. While there has been an intense public debate in the media on retailers and their Thanksgiving store schedules – should they open or not? – the focus now shifts to crowds, sales, and the season’s hottest, “must have” items.
Saturday, December 20 will be a busy day at store and malls, but the biggest shopping day of the season – and year – will continue to be Black Friday, November 28. The infographic below spells out how RetailNext sees the coming Thanksgiving weekend going.
And, a final word of warning to retailers – because of Christmas Day falling on a Thursday, one of the biggest weekends in Holiday 2014 will be the three-day weekend shopping bonanza being predicted for December 26-28. The day after Christmas won’t be about returns, but new sales opportunities!
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