The Thanksgiving Day newspapers landed with a thud on the front doorstep. Even now in this digital age when most of us get our news online, the papers are stuffed with expensive colorful circulars and retail ads. Most of the mass-market pitches are bright, loud and pretty straightforward, proclaiming "Black Friday Deals" and "Doorbuster" … Continue reading Why Does This Gucci Model Look So Miserable?
Both support and backlash are growing over this year's expanded plans by Toys R Us, Walmart, Target, and some other big retailers to start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day. Support, because consumers want to shop and retailers need to fight back against online competition. Backlash, because many store employees don't want to work … Continue reading Shopping at the Mall on Thanksgiving Day: It Could Turn Into a Party!