Business Why did Black Friday sales suffer this year?

Despite a 10 percent drop in brick-and-mortar sales on Black Friday this year, analysts anticipate an overall rise in holiday spending – a significant portion of which will be online. 

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Thanksgiving dinner must have left American shoppers especially lethargic this year: Black Friday sales were down 10 percent from last year’s total revenue – $10.4 billion compared to 2014’s $11.6 billion.