Wal-Mart feels good about Black Friday weekend sales - USA
ChainStoreAge.com - Dec 2nd 2014, 09:56
New York - Count Wal-Mart as not falling victim to the Black Friday weekend blues. The discounter is reporting a strong holiday weekend, including record online sales.
“In a few short hours, we flipped from being the largest grocery store in town to the best gift shop on the block," said Laura Phillips, senior VP of merchandising at Walmart.
"Not only did we have millions of customers shopping at our stores, but we’re confident Walmart was the first stop of the night for most of them.”
According to Phillips, more than 25 million people downloaded Wal-Mart's Black Friday app, and 20 million customers used their local store maps on Walmart.com. In addition, as many as 22 million shoppers walked through Walmart's doors.
Thanksgiving Day was Wal-Mart's second-highest online sales day ever, topped only by Cyber Monday last year.
“Tablets, TVs, sheets, children’s apparel, and video gaming were the top five categories of the night in our stores," Phillips said. "We sold enough food storage containers to hold 4.5 million pounds of Thanksgiving leftovers, and we sold enough towels to line the banks of the Mississippi River. Video games, wireless prepaid phones, HDTVs, and baby items were popular on Walmart.com on Thanksgiving Day.” From ChainStoreAge.com
2 out of 3 South African consumers participated in Black Friday - consumer expert
11/04/2019 - 09:14
Data shows that 2 out of 3 South African consumers participated in Black Friday shopping at some point, according to Isana Cordier, sector head for consumer goods and services, corporate and investment banking at ABSA.
Is #BlackFriday affecting SA’s December retail trade?
19/03/2019 - 09:37
South Africa has seen the Black Friday sales phenomenon grow exponentially in recent years, quickly entrenching itself as a major calendar event on the local retail and shopping scene. The Black Friday sales bonanza, which takes place towards the end of November, is now bigger in SA than ever before. It is a boon for retailers, shopping centres and consumers. However, is Black Friday an emerging threat for the traditional December festive season sales boom?
Black Friday boosts November’s retail sales
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A disappointing Black Friday for in-store retailers
20/12/2018 - 10:54
Most retailers had high expectations of bumper sales on Black Friday, November 23, but data from retail management platform Vend shows that that in-store retail spending decreased from 2017 with a 10% drop in spending and a 2% drop in sales volumes.
Smartphone sales growth stalls while panel TVs soar during Black Friday week 2018 – GfK data
13/12/2018 - 15:42
Panel television sales soared in South Africa during Black Friday week, climbing by 66% to just over 93,000 units when compared to the same week in 2017, according to point of sale tracking data from GfK South Africa’s Weekly Monitor. This builds on the 47% growth over 2016 recorded during the week of Black Friday in 2017.