Black to slack fear

Daily Star - - News -

THE Black Fri­day sales bo­nanza is set to be a flop, shop bosses fear.

Stores are ex­pect­ing the low­est spend­ing fig­ures since it be­came a key trad­ing day in 2013.

Black Fri­day, on Novem­ber 24, sig­nals the start of the fes­tive rush. But ex­perts say sales will drop 0.6% on last year.

Diane Wehrle, a di­rec­tor of re­tail guru Spring­board, said: “Con­sumers won’t be as ea­ger to spend be­cause they’ve less money in their pock­ets. And re­tail­ers have un­usu­ally run sales in the last few months, cru­cially out­side of the tra­di­tional dis­count pe­ri­ods.”

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