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Black Friday boosts struggling retailers as sales jump

Black Friday boosts struggling retailers as sales jump

Business
Strong Black Friday sales helped tills ring in November - a crucial Christmas trading month that Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley had described as "the worst in living memory" for the high street. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported sales volumes growing by 1.4% compared to the previous month and by 3.6% on an annual basis.Economists had been expecting a month-on-month figure of around 0.3% - given some warnings in the retail sector that Black Friday promotions had largely left consumers - anxious about the outcome of Brexit - feeling cold.The ONS did, however, place a health warning on the contribution from Black Friday saying the evolution of the promotional period was continuing to put a strain on its seasonal adjustment models.It reported that much of the ...
Black Friday online sales were record $6.22B, tracking service reports

Black Friday online sales were record $6.22B, tracking service reports

Business
Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Online Black Friday companies racked up a record $ 6.22 billion in sales, up 23.6 percent from last year, according to Adobe Analytics. Adobe's data is based on an analysis of more than 1 trillion visits to retail sites and 55 million stock keeping units, or SKUs. The service, which tracks transactions from 80 of the top 100 internet retailers in the United States, reported 33.5 percent of the sales were via smartphones compared with 29.1 percent from mobile devices in 2017, according to a report by CNBC. Another tracking service, Salesforce.com, found 54 percent of all digital orders on Thanksgiving were made from a mobile device -- the first time the phone sales were more than computers. The phone usage is up from 15 percent as overall digital revenue incresed 18 percen...

No Black Friday for Stocks This Week

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]With the major indices already down several percentage points through Wednesday s close and Black Friday being a super slow volume day no one was expecting the market to get into the black for the week today A rally would have been nice though but instead we got more losses It was all Latest Articles in
Black Friday: How to get the best deals

Black Friday: How to get the best deals

Technology
Fingers are poised and trolleys are primed for the annual pre-Christmas sale extravaganza that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday.Price comparison site Finder.com predicts that British shoppers will spend £7bn in the sales frenzy this year - an average of £220 each. But bargain hunters need to keep their wits about them - here are some top tips.Be realistic You're unlikely to get 50% off the latest iPhone.Newer products are still going to sell well at their original price so there is less incentive for firms to put them on offer - especially tech devices.Consumer website Which? also suggests being cautious about apparently amazing offers on unknown brands."Just because a TV has 4K and ...
Breeders' Cup Preview: 'Future Stars' card set for Friday

Breeders' Cup Preview: 'Future Stars' card set for Friday

Sports
Oct. 31 (UPI) -- When Breeders' Cup officials decided to group all five championship races for 2-year-olds on Friday's program, they created a "one-stop shop" for future stars in both North America and Europe -- and a massive handicapping challenge. The first-ever "Future Stars" card kicks off the 35th Breeders' Cup World Championships, back at Churchill Downs for the first time since 2011 and the ninth time overall. The nine races for older horses will be run Saturday. For handicappers, the issue with the "Future Stars" is, well, trying to see into the future. For many of these still-developing horses, there's not much history to consider. Still, one must try so here's how the five races shape up, in running order. The $ 1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint This is a new race which obviously ...