‘shopping ’ Tag

How Black Friday is taking the UK by storm?

Traditionally, Black Friday marks a key date in the American calendar where consumers go crazy in what is seen as the unofficial countdown to Christmas. It marks the first Friday after Thanks Giving and has become the busiest retail day of the year in the United States, with huge discounts given to shoppers for one day only. However, whilst the use of ‘traditionally’ begins this article, how traditional really is this American day?

Black Friday originated in Philadelphia around the 1960s […]

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The value of Halloween

So with UK shoppers spending more than £300 million throughout the Halloween period in 2013 (AOL, 2013) this year is going to be bigger and better than the last; that’s a guarantee, but still far from our friends across the pond in the US where they were reported to have spent over $6.9bn on costumes alone last year.

So what is the main attraction of Halloween and why are the Brits spending more on this American led tradition and the impact it […]

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