Shoppers Spent $59.1 Billion on Black Friday Weekend

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walmart-black-fridayShoppers turned out in bigger numbers and boosted purchasing over the Black Friday weekend, lured by promotions online and in stores, the National Retail Federation said according to Bloomberg News.

Customers spent $423 on average, a 6.3 percent increase from $398 last year, Washington-based NRF said in an e-mailed statement. Starting Thanksgiving Day, 89 million Americans visited stores and websites, up from 86 million a year earlier, for total spending of $59.1 billion, according to Bloomberg News.

More than 35 million shoppers bought in stores and online on the Thanksgiving holiday, up from 29 million last year, to get a few hours’ jump on the traditional Black Friday.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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