The retail push into Thanksgiving costs Black Friday sales

This year's push by retailers to open stores on Thanksgiving Day ended up eating into what would've been Black Friday sales. According to research from ShopperTrak, store traffic climbed 27 percent on Thanksgiving Day from last year, but dropped 5.6 percent on Friday. The numbers make it hard to tell whether opening early will pay off for retailers in the end. The move struck protests among employees and drew hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition from Change.org. Story

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