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Dixons Carphone boss Sebastian James said Black Friday was the new Boxing Day, after feverish demand for cut-price televisions and gadgets turned the American-made sales event into its busiest shopping day ever. The group said at its peak on 28 November, the retailer had five times the web traffic of an average day and put [...]
Britons descended into Black Friday madness this year in the scrum to get a cheap telly, but in the States – where the phenomenon has been going much longer – one business called “bulls***” on the whole thing. Literally. Party game Cards Against Humanity – if you don't know, it is really not suitable [...]
The UK’S largest department store group John Lewis saw sales grow 10.8 per cent to £160m last week compared with the same week last year, with colder weather boosting sales of knitwear. Due to the roaring trade during Black Friday the week before, John Lewis saw its biggest ever week for sales in its 150-year [...]
Mark & Spencer's online customers are set to be disappointed this Christmas shopping season, as they face longer waiting times for online deliveries. Standard deliveries will now take up to two weeks, according to the retailer's website, as opposed to the normal five-day waiting period. The delay follows shopping bonanza Black Friday, on 28 November, [...]
The shopping frenzy created by Black Friday last week helped push retail sales back into growth in November as shoppers flocked online and into stores to snap up a bargain. Like-for-like retail sales rose by 0.9 per cent compared with November last year, when they increased by 0.6 per cent. This was also an improvement [...]
Black Friday trumped Cyber Monday as online transaction volume soared 74 per cent year-on-year, compared to an increase of just 44 per cent on Cyber Monday, showing the meteoric rise of the US shopping event. Since 2011 Cyber Monday (1 December) has outperformed Black Friday in terms of online sales, however this year’s Black Friday [...]
Black Friday is expected to have added a healthy boost to November’s retail sales, which the British Retail Consortium is due to announce tomorrow. Howard Archer, of Global IHS Insight, said: “While consumers are always keen to take advantage of bargains, particularly in the run-up to Christmas, the desire for bargains has undoubtedly been heightened [...]
JOHN Lewis has recorded its best ever week of sales in its 150-year history thanks to shoppers rushing to snap up bargains on Black Friday last week. The department store sold one tablet every second and a Samsung 40-inch Smart TV every minute.
John Lewis has reported its best-ever week for sales in its 150 year history, thanks to the power of Black Friday. The sales bonanza, which the department store had invested heavily into, resulted in sales of £179.1m, up 21.8 per cent year-on-year, and 56.8 per cent up on the previous week. It easily [...]
Black Friday became a weekend-long shopping spree yesterday as consumers were set to spend about £650m during Cyber Monday. Yesterday marked another pre-Christmas internet shopping frenzy, and industry body IMRG estimated that about £451,000 was spent per minute – making it the busiest online shopping day ever and a 26 per cent increase on last year. Market [...]
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