Around five years ago, many UK retailers took up the American tradition of offering ludicrously good deals on the last Friday in November. And UK consumers loved it – in 2015, we collectively spent more than £3.3 billion over the Black Friday weekend. Now, with just two days to go, Black Friday 2016 is almost here.
But Black Friday has a darker side too. Many of you will have read reports or seen photos and videos of violence erupting on Black Friday. So, whilst the day remains an overwhelmingly positive experience for most people, retailers do need to be aware of the additional problems that such large numbers of consumers bring with them.
So long as you have appropriate security in place, Black Friday can be a fun and safe day for everybody.
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