Monday, November 28, 2016

Online sales overshadow stores in 4-day shopping frenzy

AP APTOPIX HOLIDAY SHOPPING BLACK FRIDAY F A USA NYAfter a booming Thanksgiving weekend, retailers are indeed on track for holly-jolly sales to cap the year.

Deep discounts wooed more than 154 million shoppers from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, up from 151 million last year, according to the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

But the standout this holiday weekend was the spike in online shopping, which broke records as shoppers scouted deals on their tablets before heading to the mall or made a final purchase with the click of a button.. . . more

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