The Disappearance of Black Friday

The Disappearance of Black Friday

For the past several years, retailers have started opening up as early as possible on the day after Thanksgiving, affectionately known as “Black Friday.” It used to be that the stores would open at 8 a.m., then 7 a.m., then 5 a.m., then even 4 a.m. This year, stores are actually opening on Thanksgiving for Black Friday. I think it's safe to say that next year, stores won't even bother closing on Thanksgiving as sales have become that important to them.

Read on for my commentary on stores opening on Thanksgiving.

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From Tragedy Comes Triumph

From Tragedy Comes Triumph

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The explosions during the Boston Marathon cast a pall over what should've been a jubilant day at one of the nation's most storied sporting events. In light of the tragic circumstances of the day it is important to remember that from any tragedy we've experienced individually, or collectively as a nation, we always manage to rise up from the ashes and persevere. We're Americans. It's what we do. We look at the greater good and learn lessons from the past, all the while keeping an eye toward the future.

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Are You Concerned About Showrooming? Time to Up Your Game.

Are You Concerned About Showrooming? Time to Up Your Game.

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Showrooming is the practice of people going into a brick and mortar store to physically look at a product and then walking out to buy elsewhere, either at another brick and mortar location, or online.

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