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2016 Black Friday news articles

Postby Shopper X » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:31 pm

(This is the 2016 version of the 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 news articles topic! Once again, I'll be using this topic to post interesting and/or amusing Black Friday-related news articles I happen to find. Feel free to post other news articles you wish to share.)

According to a PwC consulting firm report, "Shoppers will likely spend 10 percent more this holiday season; an average of $1,121 each. And consumers with annual household incomes less than $50,000 will likely increase their percentage spending levels even more than consumers overall." They also say that one-third of Hipsters' holiday budget is spent on themselves.
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/press-releases ... lease.html
http://www.pwc.com/holidayoutlook16

Online sales aren't as big a factor as people think. "... online sales make up less than 10% of total retail sales and the rate at which they are eating into that market share has slowed."
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregmaloney ... nksgiving/

The Giant Food Stores grocery chain is eliminating their free Thanksgiving turkey promotion this year. The promotion was one where customers would receive a free turkey for spending a certain amount of money. The promotion started in 2000.
http://www.pennlive.com/food/index.ssf/ ... urkey.html

This year, you can have Martha Stewart cater your Thanksgiving dinner! All you have to do is prepare and cook the entire meal. For just $179, Martha and the Marley Spoon meal delivery service will send you a frozen free-range turkey and the ingredients for her "Classic Stuffing with fresh herbs and dried cherries, Big Martha's Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes (a favorite from Martha's mother), and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with pomegranate & warm apple cider vinaigrette". You also get the ingredients to make an apple pie.
https://www.marthathanksgiving.com

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Postby Shopper X » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:40 pm

A man known as "Mr. Black Friday" is already camping in line at a Best Buy in Arizona, two weeks before Thanksgiving. He normally lines up a week or so before, but he is there even earlier this year. He has sponsors who provide him with a tent, food, and other comforts. He has a permit from the city allowing him to camp there.
http://www.azfamily.com/story/33691092/ ... -than-ever
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/trending-now/ ... /466846141

35% of Americans hate Black Friday, according to a recent survey. Shoppers 60 years and older especially hate it (42%).
http://www.sgvtribune.com/lifestyle/201 ... -the-worst

We all know that Turducken is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken. However, there is a new vegetarian version of Turducken that you can make at home. It is called "Vegducken". There are various versions and recipes versions, but the original Vegducken recipe featured "sweet potatoes stuffed inside leeks stuffed inside a banana squash, with vegetarian stuffing between each layer."
http://www.organicauthority.com/forget- ... vegducken/
http://www.hotforfoodblog.com/recipes/2 ... -vegducken
http://www.sporkful.com/veggieducken-in ... nksgiving/

In Ohio, one mom has closed her living room, forbidding her children from entering it until Thanksgiving. She did it to keep the living room clean until then. She even taped off the room and posted a note saying, "This room has been cleaned for the holidays and is officially CLOSED until Thanksgiving." (The kids are actually allowed to enter the room if necessary, but they need to get "special permission" first.)
http://www.kcci.com/article/ohio-mom-cl ... ng/8283781

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The Skedaddle "crowd-sourced mass transit system" is partnering with REI this year to offer free bus rides from selected cities to national and state parks on Black Friday.
http://www.marketwired.com/press-releas ... 175294.htm
https://www.letskedaddle.com/events?terms=rei

Oregon and Delaware state parks are free this year on Black Friday. Parking and day-use fees will be waived.
http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index. ... g_fee.html
http://news.delaware.gov/2016/11/10/fre ... ck-friday/

In China, one company withheld their workers' paychecks until after the Singles Day shopping holiday to "protect" them from spending their money on things that they don't need. The equivalent would be a company here withholding paychecks until after Black Friday.
http://shanghaiist.com/2016/11/09/singl ... _delay.php

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This person calls himself "The Deal Guy", and he's the author of a "10 Giant Black Friday 2016 predictions" click-bait article to promote his Youtube channel. Among his predictions is this bold one: "THERE WILL BE NO BETTER DAY TO GRAB A TV DEAL. Any consumer reporter who suggests TV purchases are lower during The Super Bowl or Cyber Monday is completely incorrect. Black Friday is the single best day of the year to buy a TV...". His his 60-second promo video is hilarious!
http://www.9news.com/life/10-giant-blac ... /352313255
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JayUrggtC2o

An analysis of the effect that Black Friday has had on retail stores. One of them is that "retailers that aggressively targeted market share on Black Friday weekend also performed much stronger in the two-week period before Christmas."
http://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/201 ... nto-retail

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Postby Shopper X » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:21 pm

"Over 90% of commerce still happens in brick-and-mortar stores." According to a consulting firm report, Black Friday foot traffic is expected to be 3.5% lower compared to last year. In 2014, Black Friday was the 3rd most popular shopping day of the year, but it dropped to 5th place in 2015. Big box stores are expected to have a 5% increase in foot traffic this year, and Big Lots is predicted to be the store with the biggest increase.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/debraborcha ... 1ba15f6506

Mexico's version of Black Friday is "El Buen Fin", and it's happening this weekend. Because of the current exchange rate of the peso to dollars, people are anticipating more shoppers from the United States going to Mexico to shop this year. Tourist agencies are promoting special shopping packages to entice foreign shoppers. "A lot of products sold in Juárez come from the United States, but because of the exchange rate and discounts going on this weekend, those same products are going to be even cheaper here than if they are bought in El Paso."
http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/money/ ... /94046272/
http://www.elbuenfin.org

Even the Hooters restaurant chain is having a Black Friday promotion this year. They are selling a limited number of "Endless Craving Cards" that cost $100 and are good for $20 in credit every day through the remainder of 2016.
https://www.hooters.com/endlesscravingcard/

In Cornwall, UK, the Morrison's supermarket chain is having a Black Friday sale on beer kegs and wine magnums. The chain has stores in locations with funny names like Liskeard, Bude, Newquay, Bodmin, Pool, and Penzance. Five liter kegs of beer are on sale for £10 and includes brands with funny names like Budvar, Old Speckled Hen, and Old Golden Hen.
http://www.cornwalllive.com/where-can-y ... story.html

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Postby Shopper X » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:57 am

According to real estate site estately.com, the top five states most likely to see Black Friday violence (based on frequency of aggravated assault and enthusiasm for Black Friday sales) are:
5. Missouri
4. Louisiana
3. Alabama
2. Tennessee
1. Arkansas
http://blog.estately.com/2015/11/the-st ... day-sales/

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Postby jeanerz13 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:09 pm

Shopper X wrote:According to real estate site estately.com, the top five states most likely to see Black Friday violence (based on frequency of aggravated assault and enthusiasm for Black Friday sales) are:
5. Missouri
4. Louisiana
3. Alabama
2. Tennessee
1. Arkansas
http://blog.estately.com/2015/11/the-st ... day-sales/

My state made the list! So proud...

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Re: 2016 Black Friday news articles

Postby teknoge3k » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:56 am

From my local news station, even mentions BFAds

http://wsls.com/2016/11/21/top-25-black ... ok_WSLS_10
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Re: 2016 Black Friday news articles

Postby wwefk » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:15 pm

what happened to the the thread "stories from people that don't understand BF?" I really look forward to that one! :D
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