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Holiday shopping expected to hit records amid COVID-19

The pandemic looks poised to deliver one of its biggest and most surprising beneficiaries of the year — the holiday shopping season.

Retail experts are predicting record-shattering spending during the crucial Christmas stretch, citing robust trends so far and the fact that many consumers are sitting on bigger piles of savings after spending most of the year hunkered down.

“We are seeing exceptional growth in spending which has not let up in November and we think it will be a much better holiday than expected,” Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners told The Post.

CGP estimates that retail spending

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Black Friday, holiday shopping activity crucial to merchants in 2020 | Local News

THOMASVILLE — The day after Thanksgiving kicks off Christmas shopping activity with sales, crowds and merchants’ dependency on end-of-year numbers to keep them out of the red — and in the black — for the year.

Because of COVID-19 impacting businesses this year, the Christmas shopping period is particularly crucial.

“This year’s Black Friday is probably more important than any Black Friday we’ve ever had,” said Ron Dixon, owner of Al Dixon Men’s Wear in downtown Thomasville. “We’ve got to make things up in the last quarter.”

During the first and second quarters of this year, Dixon’s business lost purchases

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Is the Mall Open on Thanksgiving 2020? When Shopping Starts Ahead of Black Friday

Most malls are closed on Thanksgiving Day 2020, which this year falls on November 26. However, all malls resume operations from the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, which sees various retail venues offer discounted prices on a range of products.

a group of people standing in a room: People line up outside a store at the Mall of America on June 10 in Minnesota.

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People line up outside a store at the Mall of America on June 10 in Minnesota.

The History Of Black Friday And Cyber Monday



But customers can start shopping online ahead of Black Friday, as several major retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and several others, have launched their sales early ahead

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Fayette Mall changes for Black Friday in-person, BBB recommendations for online shopping

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – In years past some people might complain about early Black Friday deals, but this year the goal is universal, trying to keep crowds to a minimum.

Some shoppers at Fayette Mall say they’re taking advantage.

“Yeah, I already done all mine because I’m afraid it’s going to be more worse, so I gotta make sure my children. My grandchildren have their gift for Christmas,” one shopper, Jacqueline Samaan said.

Meanwhile, another shopper says it’s a tradition and the pandemic won’t stop her.

“I’m a midnight shopper, so I shop all night into the morning,” Jocelyn Lemaster

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Better Business Bureau: Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday is almost here, but are you really getting the best deals? Troy Baker, from the Better Business Bureau, shares his do’s and don’ts to get the Pexels Karolina Grabowska 5650042most out of your holiday shopping.

For those who are heading out to the stores this year, make sure you know the store’s policies ahead of time. This includes returns, COVID-19 health requirements, and whether or not if it’s a well-known and established store, or if it’s a pop-up shop put in place just for the holidays. “Either way, going in prepared is the best way to go about your shopping,” Troy

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