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Black Friday heading for £1 billion online sales record as shoppers shun stores

27th November 2015  | Latest News Management

Black Friday is on its way to becoming the biggest online shopping day in UK history as consumers shun the high street in search of bargains on the web. Online retailers are reporting record-breaking sales from the first few hours of the bonanza making it likely that online retail sales in the UK will surpass £1 billion in one day. By the end of the day retail analyst Experian-IMRG predicts that spending…

Mark 'Buy Nothing Friday' and hug a friend instead, campaigners say

27th November 2015  | Latest News Management

People should use Black Friday to hug a friend or ring their parents instead of rushing out to the sales, according to an online campaign which encourages people to buy nothing all day. Thousands of people have indicated their support for avoiding what is predicted to be the one of the busiest shopping days of the year, by signing up to "Buy Nothing Friday". The Facebook campaign, set up by Edinburgh-based Sam…

Police and reporters up early for Black Friday - along with some shoppers

27th November 2015  | Latest News Management

Police were on hand and security barriers had been erected - but the predicted chaos of Black Friday failed to materialise as smaller crowds waited patiently to get a deal. No-one, aside from journalists, turned up to Boots' flagship store on Oxford Street as its doors opened at midnight. Elsewhere moderate crowds queued outside some Tesco Extra stores, which opened at 5am, some being offered mince pies as they waited in the…

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