Retail experts expect more Americans to shop this year throughout Black Friday and weekends compared to a year ago.
According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 2 million people will be shopping this year from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, despite the continued tendency of consumers to start holiday shopping earlier this year. It is expected.
On Black Friday, 64% of NRF projects may shop in stores. It increased from 51% last year.
The expected increase is welcomed by small businesses in North Texas.
Alison Scott of Apricot Lane Boutique said the business is doing well this year, although there are still challenges.
“The condition before COVID isn’t good, but it’s better than last year. I think it’s on the rise, but it’s still difficult,” Scott said. “It’s still difficult to get enough products for the same price as us, so there are more hurdles than before.”
Still, Scott said there was hope for the rest of the holiday season.
“We really rely on the time when all shoppers come out looking for those deals, so what leads to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Christmas season … they are really big days for us. “Scott said. “This is the last stretch of the year. It’s the biggest part of our year. It’s where we make numbers and most of our sales are in that range.”
At the Mosaic Makers Collective, Katy Sensenig Schilthuis said he has high expectations for both shops. One is in the Bishop Arts District and the other is in Galleria Dallas.
“It was a slow crawl as people started their adventures when the store reopened. But this holiday season was great. We already have people shopping and shopping fast. I’m watching, “said Sensenig Schilthuis. “When you make small purchases or shop locally, it makes a difference in your personal life. That individual who is not just an artist, but a wife or mother. It really is that they are for Thanksgiving. Allows you to do things like put a turkey on your table. “
Thanksgiving weekends may be busy, but 61% of the people surveyed by the National Retail Federation have already started holiday shopping. This figure is up slightly from 59% last year, but up from 51% in 2011, 10 years ago.