Shoppers out in force on Black Friday weekend, defy gloomy forecasts

ShopperTrak said footfall to shops was up 6% year-on-year while the Centre for Retail Research said £2.5 billion was spent on Friday.The reason for this year’s success? ShopperTrak suggested that it could have been boosted by the fact that Black Friday fell a week later than last year, so it coincided with pay-day weekend.

That 6% figure is compared to Black Friday last year, which fel…

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