Following Black Friday sales that saw some stores remain open on Thanksgiving, it appears that Kohl’s shoppers will have the opportunity to shop around the clock in the days that lead up to Christmas. This year’s Black Friday festivities generated the typical news buzz as videos of mobs in Walmart and reports of injuries continue to present the tradition in a negative light. Below is a discussion of Kohl’s latest sales idea and the implications of the continued expansion of holiday shopping hours.
This year marked the introduction of a new Black Friday tradition as stores pushed their opening hours all of the way back to Thursday. This led journalists to coin Thanksgiving Day “Brown Thursday” as stores such as Kmart, Walmart and Sears introduced new Thanksgiving hours, as cited by About.com.