November 19, 2011
A line of carts and shoppers encircle Target during last year’s Black Friday. Lines
are expected to be at least as long this year and may begin as early as midnight or 9:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening at some area stores.
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Even while many retailers opened their doors earlier than ever to allow shoppers access to Black Friday deals, hordes of eager consumers flocked through the metro area hoping to get great holiday deals on the first official day of the Christmas shopping season opened.
The three-day shopping frenzy weekend opens a holiday season that accounts for as much as 40 percent of some retailers’ annual sales.