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US retail sales growth slows down

13 December 2011 Last updated at 14:45 GMT Most shops reported stronger-than-expected business in the closely watched Black Friday sales US retail sales crept up another 0.2% in November according to official data. Compared with a year earlier, they were 6.7% higher, in line with recovery rate seen since early last year, the Commerce Department […]

US Thanksgiving retail sales up

28 November 2011 Last updated at 11:39 GMT US retailers have reported a bumper start to the Christmas season US retail sales figures in the critical Thanksgiving weekend rose 16% versus a year ago to $52.4bn, the National Retail Federation (NRF) has said. The figures include Black Friday, the first day after the Thanksgiving holiday, […]

Discounts aid online sales surge

28 November 2011 Last updated at 12:26 GMT Amazon warehouses expect this to be the busiest time of the year for online orders Online sales rose faster than expected in the US on Black Friday, according to surveys. Internet sales totalled $816m (£524m), a 26% gain on last year, said Comscore. IBM Coremetrics put the […]

Black Friday sales: moments of madness

Every year Black Friday brings dramatic price slashing, massive media coverage and hordes of shoppers. This year is no exception, with reports of a women deploying pepper spray against rival bargain-hunters. Some 150m people are expected to hit the stores looking for deals this weekend. But the concept is a relatively modern one. The term […]

Black Friday sales start with pepper spray stampede

Shoppers in the US kicked off their annual “Black Friday” orgy of consumerism amid scenes of pushing, pulling, running and – in one case – pepper-spraying their way through the doors of the nation’s shops and malls. The annual tradition, when many stores open early with cut-price sales on the day after Thanksgiving, has become […]