Are American Retailers Nearing the End of Black Friday?
Black Friday commerce is morphing into Black November this year as retailers grapple with six fewer shopping days than usual between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some chains are already advertising deals. Kmart is drawing fire for opening stores 41 hours in a row, starting at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving, rehashing last year’s broader controversy over stores that opened early, making employees skip their turkey. With e-commerce still growing, all this makes some wonder if Black Friday will soon fade to black.