Sales and traffic at U.S. brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday declined from last year, as stores offered discounts well beyond the weekend and more customers shopped online.
Internet sales rose in the double digits on both days, surpassing $3 billion for the first time on Black Friday, according to data released on Saturday.
Data from analytics firm RetailNext showed net sales at brick-and-mortar stores fell 5.0 percent over the two days, while the number of transactions fell 7.9 percent.
It was gathered that the Bayelsa State government has declared November 2 a public holiday to mark the state’s Thanksgiving Day, saying it is a time to honour God for the socio-economic and political challenges faced recently by the state.
According to the statement issued yesterday by the state Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, though the state has overcame the various challenges, there is the need to appreciate God for His mercies, kindness and faithfulness in the life […]