Black Friday sales
Holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday in Metro Detroit.
Where will you be at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day? Some in Metro Detroit will be shopping.
ComScore’s data shows that online spending on Black Friday 2011 grew 26 percent from Black Friday 2010 to $816 million, making it the heaviest online spending day to date in 2011.
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and this year it is expected to be bigger than ever.
Although 200,000 people signed a petition asking Target to stay closed on Thanksgiving for the sake of employees, thousands underscored the benefits of an early opening for retailers — by shopping.
Major retailers including Kohl’s, Target and Macy’s have announced they’ll open the doors earlier than ever before — at midnight on Thanksgiving — for Black Friday sales.