Beverly B. Media and Communications

Black Friday Goes Gray

Media outlets of every stripe have already been buzzing about Black Friday—the day after Thanksgiving and, anecdotally at least, the busiest shopping day of the year. For as long as anyone can remember, the day has been a marker for judging how retailers will fare for the fiscal year and a temperature reading for the economy as a whole.

Too bad it’s also a lot of hype.

For the record, not only is Black Friday not the busiest shopping day of the year (that would be Dec. 24), but its value is also largely symbolic.

“In general, Black Friday is overrated,” says Robert Spector, a retail historian and the author of Category Killers: The Retail Revolution and Its Impact on Consumer Culture. “Retailers use it to create a sense of excitement to get you to come in. But does it signal whether business is really up or down? I don’t think so.”

How’d we get all whipped up about this day anyway?

Read More


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow me on Twitter


Current & Breaking News | National & World Updates

News One

Breaking News for Black America

The World According To Curran

Where The Conversation Begins

Sheena Nadine

Fearfully and Fabulously Made!

Lisa Pietsch & The Guys

Transmedia Storytelling & Family Travel Adventures


Travel, Food and Stuff

Matt on Not-WordPress

Stuff and things.

Multi Cultural Cooking Network

Giving You a Taste of the World

Bucket List Publications

Indulge- Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences


If it tastes good, it IS good.

Avon Beautiful's Blog

Where true beauty gets real!

%d bloggers like this: