Online shopping blamed for drop in Black Friday sales

While there is still some chaos in malls across the country, it looks as if Black Friday may be losing some steam.

According to the National Retail Federation, 5.1 million fewer shoppers were in the stores on Black Friday this year – a seven percent decline.

Many retail stores that opened on Thanksgiving Day saw 1.8 million fewer shoppers compared to last year. Foot traffic also dropped about five percent. Fewer shoppers visited stores from Thanksgiving through Sunday.

The National Retail Federation attributes the sales drop to online shopping, and retailers who offered holiday deals earlier in the week.

They also warned that Cyber Monday sales may also see a slump.

Are you doing your holiday shopping online or in stores?

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  • Mario
    1 December 2014 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    It is not online shopping blamed for drop on black Friday sales, blame Obama economic policies. Americans needs full time jobs, not part time. The illegals grabbed the low paying jobs from the middle class. Hard working American pay more taxes,more hidden fees on car registration, increase on property tax,ACA(Obamacare)tax, electric, gas and water bills went up and many more.