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Willow Grove Mall, National Retailers; Shopping Up

December 3, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

FORT WORTH, TX: Black Friday shoppers waited in line outside the store overnight in an effort to secure the best deals on appliances, power tools, clothing and electronics when the store opened at 4 a.m. Friday morning. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Content © 2010 Getty Images All rights reserved.

The 2010 holiday shopping season is in full swing and retailers are reporting sales to be up compared to recent years.

Yesterday many companies announced their November sales figures and popular retailers like Target, Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch and Kohl’s were up compared to last November.

In a press release the National Retail Federation estimated that total Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday spending reached $45 billion. On average American shoppers spend $365 compared to $345 during last years Black Friday shopping weekend.

Consumers spent $45 billion in stores over the Black Friday weekend but the following Monday which is called “Cyber Monday” due to it being a day retailers offer extra incentives for consumers to purchase products online reached sales of over $1 billion, a new record.

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Content © 2010 Getty Images All rights reserved.

On Black Friday morning more than 100 people lined-up outside the K-Mart in Willow Grove waiting for the stores 5 a.m. opening.

Ashlyn Delson the marketing director for the Willow Grove Park Mall, which

opened at 5 a.m. on Black Friday, said, “Black Friday this year was really crowded at the mall.”

Delson who arrived to the mall, which has 130 stores, shortly before 4 a.m. said that the mall measures shopping success by how many bags shoppers are carrying.

Nation-wide as well as at the Willow Grove Park Mall the Saturday before Christmas is the busiest shopping day.

“If Black Friday is any indication we’re in good shape for the rest of the season,” Delson said.

Initial figures for the beginning of the holiday shopping season are intuitive experts say, but a final numbers from retailers in January will really show how successful this shopping season was.

Tom Sofield (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)
Online Editor

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