Robust Retail?



Last weekend saw one of my favorite holidays ... Black Friday, of course.

And what a Black Friday it was. (Watch for Cyber Monday figures tomorrow.)

For the last few weeks or so, I've helped a few friends update their wardrobes and it's meant that I've been shopping pretty much every weekend. And I cannot believe how many people have been out and about.

True, I've hit a bunch of sales, but this has been incredible. Lines six people deep. Cashiers at every register. It certainly looks like something is going right with the economy.

ShopperTrak says early November sales might have stolen some sales from Friday — and really, can you blame people for shopping early when we start seeing the candy canes come out before the Halloween candy? — but even so, there was a slight increase in the number of shoppers out from last year.

Guess we'll see what happens the rest of the holiday season ...


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