COVID-19 impacts Black Friday shopping of United States
Affected by the new crown epidemic, the number of people going to shop on the "Black Friday" shopping promotion day in the United States this year is lower than that in previous years.
Where did Black Friday go?
Several major retailers have started their holiday sales early this year because of the pandemic, hoping to curb the number of people racing in the early-morning hours the day after Thanksgiving to snag a deal or two.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified “shopping at crowded stores just before, on or after Thanksgiving” on a list of higher-risk activities to avoid and in guidance issued ahead of the fall holidays also suggest more online shopping.
But that doesn't mean one of the biggest days of the year for brick-and-mortar retailers is going away.