Black friday news and archive
Nine in 10 Black Friday 'deals' same price or cheaper earlier in year, study finds
Nine in 10 Black Friday ‘deals’ are the same price or even cheaper in the six months before the day, according to new research. An investigation by consumer group Which? found that of 201 Black Friday deals last year from six major retailers, 184 of them - or 92 percent - were the same price or cheaper in the six months prior to Black Friday....
24 Nov 2021
House of Baukjen to donate to charities this Black Friday
Sustainable womenswear brand Baukjen and maternity label Isabella Oliver, collectively known as the House of Baukjen, is boycotting Black Friday to donate profits to charity. For the four-day cyber shopping weekend, from November 26 to 29, House of Baukjen will step away from the aggressive discounting of Black Friday to instead donate 100...
23 Nov 2021
Independents to boycott Black Friday
The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) said that the majority of its members will not be slashing prices within their stores this Black Friday. The industry body, which works with more than 6,000 independent businesses, said that 85 percent of its independents will be boycotting Black Friday Sales this year, a figure the Bira adds...
23 Nov 2021
Finisterre to turn Black Friday blue with Finisterre Foundation launch
Sustainable outdoor brand Finisterre is shunning the biggest sales event of the year, Black Friday, to support equal access to the ocean for everyone with the launch of its Finisterre Foundation Community Interest Company. By turning Black Friday blue, Finisterre states that it will be able to make a “real difference” to help fund schemes such...
22 Nov 2021
Black Friday retailers to see surge in footfall, says forecast
Retail experts Springboard have forecast UK footfall across all retail destinations is set to rise by 7.9 percent in the week leading up to Black Friday. The biggest increase will be seen over Black Friday weekend where footfall will peak on Friday with an expected rise of 19 percent and continue into the weekend with rises of 13 percent on...
21 Nov 2021
Amazon increases deal offerings for Black Friday
Amazon is unveiling more Black Friday deals than ever before for its 48-Hour Black Friday Event, from November 25 through November 26. Customers will be able to shop incredible deals with deep discounts on top products and must-have items. New gadgets and electronics from Samsung, kid-favorite toys and baby essentials from Mattel and Cybex gb...
15 Nov 2021
BoohooMan launches first augmented reality campaign
Online fast fashion retailer BoohooMan has launched its first augmented reality campaign ahead of Black Friday. The ‘Hack Friday’ campaign is a new dystopian vision of its Black Friday promotions and features their digital character and ‘hacker’ Robin, who has infiltrated the world of fashion by offering up “unexpected discounts” for all...
15 Nov 2021
As Cop26 urges for climate change, the world's biggest shopping festival kicks off
On the eve that China and the U.S. signed a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the Double 11 gala, better known as Singles Day, the Alibaba annual online shopping bonanza, kicked off in China. This is the first retail event since China began clamping down on surging corporate profit and tech giants, but the contrast between the highly...
11 Nov 2021
Christmas to come early with shoppers wary of supply chain issues
A potential supply chain crisis this holiday season will see shoppers start early, with retail footfall expected to see greater boosts over Black Friday than the week prior to Christmas. The widespread awareness amongst consumers of potential issues is likely to lead to shoppers bringing their Christmas purchasing forward to November in order...
11 Oct 2021
Podcast: Why did Black Friday break records in the US?
In this episode, UnEdited discusses the reasons that Black Friday broke records in the United States but not in the United Kingdom with the vice president of research and analysis at UnEdited, Emily Bezzant. Listen to the podcast below. Source: UnEdited via Spotify Photo credit: Unsplash
15 Dec 2020
Video: The Fashion Archive discusses the ethics of Black Friday
In this video, The Fashion Archive discusses the ethics of Black Friday and fast-fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing’s 99 percent reduction controversy. Watch the video below. Source: The Fashion Archive via YouTube Photo credit: Unsplash
3 Dec 2020
Barclaycard reports drop in Black Friday spending compared to last year
Barclaycard Payments has reported a 13.6 percent decrease in the volume of payments as of 12:00 on Black Friday, compared to the same day in 2019. There has been a decrease in the overall transaction value of 7.3 percent compared to 2019 and a 30.5 percent increase in e-commerce transactions compared to last year, according to Barclaycard...
27 Nov 2020