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November 14, 2017
23 November 2017 will mark the beginning of Black Friday shopping, where retailers offer significant discounts across the store following Thanksgiving in the US. The event is primarily a US occasion, although retailers around the world have started to embrace the post-Thanksgiving holiday due to high foot traffic it can produce. Numerous industries rely on […]
November 6, 2017
Three major shopping holidays originating in the US and China are now extending to the rest of the world, transforming consumers’ shopping habits ahead of the Christmas Season in December. Euromonitor International analysts discuss the impact of Singles day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday in different parts of the world. EUROPE Maxine Vogt, Research Associate […]
October 26, 2017
November each year marks the date of three major shopping holidays kicking off with Singles day on the 11th of November in China and followed up by Black Friday and Cyber Monday originating in the US but now extending around the world. The latter two have by now transformed into a near week long shopping […]
December 18, 2016
In 2016, agnostic shoppers continue to be drawn to innovation around value; ideas that play with, even challenge their perception of what a good purchase means. This was clear in the consumer enthusiasm for the global buying bonanza over November’s discount days. Shoppers voted with their wallets to confirm the sustained appeal of thrifty shopping […]
December 9, 2016
It is a serious business in most Eastern Europeans’ cultures when it comes to celebrating Christmas and New Year. No matter how the economic landscape might be, consumers will find a way to enjoy the end-of-the-year holidays – and all retailers are waiting for this period. This year, internet retailing will continue building on its […]
December 3, 2016
In the US, the national holiday, Thanksgiving, falls on the 3rd Thursday of every November, kicking off a weekend of shopping in anticipation of the Christmas holiday in December. The shopping weekend in 2016 serves as a microcosm for the state of retail in the US: the importance of mobile, the consumer preference for value, […]
November 28, 2016
The US tradition of post-Thanksgiving shopping, named Black Friday to mark the day when retailers move from the red into the black, has caught on rapidly across the world. From South Africa to Singapore, households are embracing the promise of discounts on big-ticket items. The rise in broadband access, smart-phone social media and globalisation of […]
November 23, 2016
Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving Day in the US, with a lot of workers choosing to take the day off to spend a long weekend with their families. Retailers have sought to take advantage of this by slashing prices in order to attract bargain hunters, but consumers don’t need to wait until Friday to […]

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