Despite the hype surrounding Black Friday, less than one-fifth (19 percent) of consumers definitely plan to hit the stores that day, according to the second annual PeriscopeIQ Retail Intelligence Survey. Additionally, consumers nationwide report that they'll spend less on holiday shopping this year in overall expenditures, in amount spent per gift and with fewer gifts given, indicating weaker holiday sales....
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J.C. Penney to Celebrate Black Friday With its ‘Only Sale’ of the Year
November 13, 2012
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J.C. Penney announced it will celebrate Black Friday with its only sale of the year. The retailer said more than 1,100 J.C. Penney stores will open their doors at 6 a.m. on Black Friday to offer low prices on gifts for the entire family — with no coupons or rebates required. Associates throughout the store will be equipped with mobile checkout devices.