2017 Black Friday Hours Tracker
Still not sure what time your Black Friday sales should begin? Time’s certainly running out, but if it helps, Forbes put together this handy guide to Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales for lots of major retailers so you can see when your competition will be open and perhaps figure out just the right time to strike. Read More
Toys R Us Plan to Open for 30 Hours Straight, Beginning Thanksgiving Evening
It has not been a stellar year so far for the once mighty Toy R Us. Having filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy back in September, there is a lot riding on this holiday shopping season for the toy chain. That’s why, unlike many other major retailers, not only will all of their stores be opening on Thanksgiving, at 5 pm in most locations, they will then remain open for 30 straight hours to follow, not closing again until 11p m on Black Friday. But will these grueling-on-staff opening hours actually help, when the likes of Amazon are open (online) 24/7? Read More.
Alibaba’s 11-11 Sale Smashes Online Retail Records, Makes $25 Billion
Alibaba’s 11-11 sale – aka their Singles’ Day sale, a holiday they invented several years ago – smashed all kinds of retail records last week and total sales hit $25.4 billion, making it now officially the the world’s biggest shopping event, especially as a record number of Westerners joined in. But what is it that Jack Ma’s company is doing so right? Read More
Iconic UK Christmas Ads are Already Airing – Here’s a Look at the Best
If you think that the day after Thanksgiving is a little too early to start putting up Christmas trees be glad you don’t live in the UK, where, since they don’t have Thanksgiving to get in the way, the run up to Christmas is already in full swing.
Every year a number of the biggest names in UK retail spend millions on that one big ad, and they have become so lavish that each one is awaited with great excitement – even here in the States – and now that they are out the debate is on; who won the Christmas ad wars this year? Paddington Bear and and an unlikely Santa? A funny, fuzzy monster called Moz? Or a pair of lovesick carrots on a romantic journey on the Orient Express? Click through to see full Adweek’s roundup and judge for yourself or simply check out a few of our personal favorites below.
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