Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

Wal-Mart feels good about Black Friday weekend sales - USA
Wal-Mart feels good about Black Friday weekend sales - USA

Wal-Mart feels good about Black Friday weekend sales - USA

RETAILER NEWS

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 

Related News

Black Friday not necessarily a “black & white” decision for small business growth
25/11/2019 - 10:52
Black Friday, once only a North American marketing frenzy, has become a critical entry in the calendars of South African retail business owners.

Pick n Pay shares five of its Black Friday deals
25/11/2019 - 10:10
Pick n Pay has released five of its nationwide in-store Black Friday deals as a teaser of what customers can expect this Friday.

Takealot Group anticipates biggest Black Friday yet
22/11/2019 - 11:00
South Africa’s leading e-commerce group expects to ship at least one order every second, with roughly 10 000 boxes leaving their warehouses every hour this shopping season.

Black Friday: how small businesses can extract the most value
22/11/2019 - 10:13
As South Africans have joined the global rush to benefit from massive Black Friday discounts, the annual discount extravaganza has become an attractive opportunity for local small businesses to increase sales volumes and turnover.

Black Friday could cost careless shoppers dearly
12/11/2019 - 09:38
SA consumers risk paying a lot more than they bargained for if they are careless when shopping online this Black Friday, warns Fortinet.