November 18th, 2012Black Friday Openings Pushed Earlier Than Ever
Ocala, FL - Retailers, it appears, just can’t wait for the spending to begin.
Buoyed by forecasts of “robust” and higher spending over 32 official shopping days this holiday season, some of the big players — Sears, Walmart, Toys R Us, Target — are getting a jump on the traditional Black Friday kickoff to the holiday buying season, opening earlier than ever on Thanksgiving night.
For these retailers and others, the leftovers might not even be put away before the doors open to bargain-hungry shoppers. It seems 8 p.m. Thanksgiving is the new 4 a.m. Black Friday.