Black Friday Weekend Shopping Sees Huge Numbers

Black Friday sales will be a key driver of record holiday spending this year, according to forecasts.

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Online sales on Black Friday reached record levels as U.S. shoppers spent $9.8 billion, an increase of 7.5% from last year, according to Adobe Analytics.

The five-day shopping spree that runs from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday kicked off with a bang on Thanksgiving, with U.S. consumers spending $5.6 billion online, an increase of 5.5% from last year, according to Adobe Analytics.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.