Bargain hunters flocked to US shops late on Thursday evening as Thanksgiving ended, searching for deals on big screen televisions, video games and toys while fretting about their own economic well-being.
NAPLES, FL – NOVEMBER 25: Shoppers move through a Best Buy store on November 25, 2011 in Naples, Florida in the United States. Although controversial, many big retail stores decided to get a head start this year for Black Friday and open on Thanksgiving Day or at midnight instead of the traditional dawn Friday opening time. Black Friday is the official start of the holiday shopping season and the busiest shopping day of the year form many retailers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The strategy appeared to be working, judging from the 300 people who were lined up at a Toys R Us store on Long Island, New York, before it opened at 9pm on Thursday, while shoppers and employees at other shops said the crowds were bigger than in the past.
The US National Retail Federation expects 152 million people to hit the shops this weekend, up 10.1% from last year.
Retailers from Amazon.com to Wal-Mart were also offering online deals as Thanksgiving has become one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.
NAPLES, FL – NOVEMBER 25: Shoppers wait to get inside of a Best Buy store on November 25, 2011 in Naples, Florida in the United States. Although controversial, many big retail stores decided to get a head start this year for Black Friday and open on Thanksgiving Day or at midnight instead of the traditional dawn Friday opening time. Black Friday is the official start of the holiday shopping season and the busiest shopping day of the year form many retailers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Retail executives and analysts are predicting a more competitive season than 2010, even though unemployment remains at 9%, European debt woes are weighing on the stock market and consumer confidence remains low.
In the U.S. and Canada, strip malls usually range in size from 5,000 square feet to over 100,000 square feet . The smaller variety is more common and often located at the intersection of major streets in residential areas; it caters to a small residential area. This type of strip mall is found in nearly every city or town in the U.S. and Canada; it is service-oriented and may contain a grocery store, video rental store, dry cleaner, small restaurant, and similar stores. In the past, pharmacies were often located next to the grocery stores, but are now often contained within the grocery store. One third of supermarkets currently have pharmacies.Gas stations, banks, and other businesses also may have their own free-standing buildings in the parking lot of the strip center. A recent trend is for grocery stores to have bank branches and gourmet coffee houses inside the store.
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“Shops”, an essay by the Hong Kong author Xi Xi
An abbreviation for the image editing software Adobe Photoshop or a verb describing fake imagery made with Photoshop
An abbreviation for The Shopping Channel, a Canadian home shopping channel that uses the word “Shop” in its logo
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The Shoppe, an American country music group
SHoP Architects, a New York-based architectural firm
.shop, a proposed top-level domain
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In computer programs, the practice of representing the year with two digits becomes problematic with logical error arising upon “rollover” from x99 to x00. This has caused some date-related processing to operate incorrectly for dates and times on and after January 1, 2000 and on other critical dates which were billed “event horizons”. Without corrective action, long-working systems would break down when the “…97, 98, 99, 00…” ascending numbering assumption suddenly became invalid. Companies and organizations worldwide checked, fixed, and upgraded their computer systems.
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