Online Sales Surge on Thanksgiving Day
November 24, 2017 at 1:23 pm

U.S. consumers spent more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more shoppers went to stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday. At the start of the holiday shopping season consumer spending rose 16.8 percent year-over-year until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday,…

Smaller Crowds Mark Start of Black Friday
November 25, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Retailers opening their stores in the early morning hours of Black Friday are reporting smaller crowds than in previous years. According to Reuters and the Los Angeles Times, shoppers are seeing less competition for the bargains that can be found in-store. New data from Adobe Systems suggests that consumers are increasingly choosing to do their…

Thanksgiving Day Online Sales Exceed $1 Billion
November 25, 2016 at 11:56 am

U.S. consumers hit their mobile devices and laptops to shop on Thanksgiving Day, racking up sales of over $1.15 billion. That online sales tally marked a 13.6 percent increase over last year’s holiday, according to data from Adobe Systems, which analyzed data from 21 billion visits to retail websites. Of that $1.15 billion, a record…