This Thursday and Friday are two of the most anticipated days by Americans: Thanksgiving and Black Friday.Retail stores have urged consumers to make their Christmas purchases in advance because problems in the supply chain have created new levels of uncertainty about what will be available and when.
The message came: retail sales on items such as electronic products, clothing and fitness equipment increased in October.However, it is expected that 158.3 million Americans buy in stores and online from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, according to a November survey of the National Retailers Federation (NRF).
Because it is important?Less of the main retailers will be open on Thursday.Target closed stores on Thanksgiving last year due to the pandemic and has decided to do the same this 2021, according to Associated Press on Monday.Stores like Kohl’s, Macy’s and Walmart also joined.
7 AM: Big Lots and General Dollar.
9 am: Bass Pro stores.
5 AM: Bass Pro Shops, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC Penney, Kohl’s and Walmart.
6 am: Bath & Body Works, Bed Bath & Beyond, Big Lots, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Tanger Outlets y Ulta.
7 am: Michaels and Target.
8 am: General Dollar and Five Below.
9 am: Costco Wholesale.
10 am: Sam’s Club.
And now that?The NRF predicts that 58.1 million Americans will go to local bookstores, toys sellers, clothing boutiques and other independent establishments on the Saturday of small business.
The context: now consumers are in a better financial situation than last year.Experts expect a season of many purchases even when retailers are the most affected by the problems of the supply chain, the shortage of labor and the increase in inflation.
Main source of the news: The Washington Post.