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It’s Black Friday!
Ah, Black Friday. The day of aggressive shopping in pursuit of bargain deals. But Black Friday actually plays a much more important role for retailers than you might expect. According to Salesforce, Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined will make up 40% of this year’s total retail revenue — and mobile purchases will be a crucial part of that percentage. In fact, U.S. shoppers already spent $1.75 billion online before 5 p.m. yesterday, bringing online spending up 28.6 percent from last year. And according to analysts’ predictions the total Thanksgiving Day sales were around $3.7 billion. In fact, it’s Thanksgiving Day, not Black Friday, that is one of the fastest growing online retail days in the year — meaning some Black Friday sales were already sold out before Black Friday.
A Cold Parade
With temperatures in the 20s, yesterday was the coldest Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade since 1901.
Wildfire Victims Celebrate Thanksgiving
What Happened During the Thanksgiving Games?
Although chances are all you football fans were already watching, here are the outcomes of the three Thanksgiving Day games in case you missed them.
In cute puppies…
The National Dog Show Names a Winner
Arguably even more exciting than the parade is the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day. This year’s winner? Whiskey the Whippet.
News Flash: Parade Singers Are Lip Syncing
John Legend came to Rita Ora’s defense after the singer suffered a lip sync blunder during the parade.
Fun fact. We all have to lip sync on this parade because the floats don't have the capacity to handle the sound requirements for a live performance. Hope y'all enjoyed it anyway. Know that if you come to my shows, the vocals are 100% live! https://t.co/C2bGj63AF6
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 22, 2018
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