Hot Topics Recap: Black Friday/Cyber Monday

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NEW YORK--B&H Offers Massive Photography Deals Ahead of Black Friday Source: B&H Photo

LOS ANGELES--Retail Employee Turnover Up as Black Friday and Holiday Shopping Season Nears, According to Korn Ferry Survey of Top U.S. Retailers Source: Korn Ferry

ALLEN, Texas--Springfree™ Trampoline Toy Survey Finds Holiday Toys Don’t Have Longevity Source: Springfree Trampoline

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--FabFitFun Announces Winter Box Exclusively Available to FabFitFun Members Source: FabFitFun

MIAMI--The BURGER KING® Brand is Making Other Brands Pay for Your WHOPPER® Sandwich Source: Burger King Corporation

PLANO, Texas--Cinemark Launches New Gifting Feature for Movie Club Source: Cinemark Holdings, Inc.

LIVONIA, Mich.--Christmas From the Couch: Why Retailers Should Pay Attention to ‘Sofa Sunday’ Source: Valassis

SALT LAKE CITY--STUDY: Brand Loyalty Isn’t Dead, it’s Just Complicated Source: InMoment

CHICAGO--HammerMade is Helping Men, and the Women in Their Lives, Gain Confidence and Give Back This Holiday Season Source: HammerMade

NORTH POLE--Elf Yourself. Elf Your Friends. Floss Like Only an Elf Can. Office Depot’s Elf Yourself® is Back. Source: Office Depot, Inc.

PHILADELPHIA--Comcast’s New Security Camera Features Help Consumers Spot Package Theft “Grinches” This Holiday Season Source: Comcast Corporation

LOS GATOS, Calif.--Roku TV Wireless Speakers Begin Shipping Source: Roku, Inc.

SEATTLE--Amazon’s Seven Days of Black Friday Deals – More Than 50 Deals of the Day and Thousands of Deals Across Every Department Source:, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO--Helpshift Performance Index: Customer Service Requests Peak During the Holiday Season, But Not Support Delays Source: Helpshift

AUSTIN, Texas--1 in 5 Consumers Getting Holiday Deliveries Already Feel Behind Schedule Buying Gifts Source: uShip

FORT WORTH, Texas--Beware of the Traps! Non-Prime Americans Are 62% More Likely to Incur Additional Debt vs. Their Prime Counterparts During Holiday Season Source: Elevate

HERNDON, Va.--Expel Announces “Have a Happy Holiday” Program with 24x7 Cybersecurity Monitoring and Response for Short-Staffed Security Teams Source: Expel

WESTBOROUGH, Announces Cyber Week Savings, New Deals Launch Daily Source: BJ's Wholesale Club

LOS ANGELES--AEG Launches Annual Season of Giving with #SpreadCheer Challenge Source: AEG

WORTHINGTON, Ohio--The Shops at Worthington Place – Worthington, Ohio Invites the Community for Sparkle Night and Tree Lighting Source: Worthington Square Venture LLC

NEW YORK--Danielle Brooks and Fashion to Figure Launch Holiday Campaign and Capsule Collection Source: Fashion to Figure

SEATTLE--Seattle-Based Nonprofit, TisBest, Champions the Act of Holiday Giving with a Charity Gift Card Source: TisBest

BOCA RATON, Fla.--Opus Virtual Offices Launches an Early Access Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale Source: Opus Virtual Offices

BELLEVUE, Wash.--What’s Better Than Black Friday? Magenta Friday from T-Mobile. Why? New Smartphones for $0. Source: T-Mobile

NEW YORK--Barnes & Noble Announces Biggest-Ever Offering of Signed Editions by Acclaimed Authors Just in Time for Black Friday Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO--RichRelevance Digital Grocery Survey: Nearly 50% of US Consumers Will Shop Online for Groceries This Thanksgiving, Up From Just 20% Last Year Source: RichRelevance

COOPERSBURG, Pa.--Fraud Attempts Expected to Increase 14 Percent During 2018 Peak Holiday Season Source: ACI Worldwide

NAPLES, Fla.--Fraud Attempts Expected to Increase 14 Percent During 2018 Peak Holiday Season Source: ACI Worldwide

RIVERWOODS, Ill.--Millennials and Gen Z Cite Higher Income as Leading Reason for Expected Increase in Holiday Spending Source: Discover Financial Services

LOS ANGELES--Popcornopolis Rings in the Season with Launch of NEW Limited-Edition Holiday Recipes and Gifts Source: Popcornopolis

NEW YORK--Barnes & Noble Announces Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals in Stores Nationwide and Online at Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

JERSEY CITY, N.J.--Holiday Travel Tips from a Concierge Source: Aspire Lifestyles

AKRON, Ohio-KAY Jewelers Stores Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving Day Source: KAY® Jewelers

HOUSTON--Holiday Gift Guide: Kelsey-Seybold Pediatricians Share Top Picks for Kids under 10 Source: Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

PLANTATION, is Helping Americans Smile More This Holiday Season Source:

NEW YORK--Another Reason to Shop Small® on Small Business Saturday®: Approximately 67 Cents of Every Dollar Spent at a Small Business Remains in the Local Community Source: American Express

BOSTON--Toast Supports Restaurant Community Through Small Business Saturday® Sponsorship and Launch of Second Annual Toasty Awards Source: Toast

PHILADELPHIA--Survey: Philadelphia-Area Homeowners Are Worried About Home Security This Holiday Travel Season Source: Lutron Electronics

HAMILTON, N.J.--Consumer Expectations Continue to Rise for Holiday Shopping and Shipping According to Voxware Research Source: Voxware

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario--Newegg Canada’s Black Friday Sale Kicks Off November 19 Source: Newegg Inc.

SAN DIEGO--Teachers 1, Opioids 0 – “Top Five Ways Teachers are Gifting Health” This Holiday Season Source: Natural High

LOS ANGELES--Newegg’s Black Friday Sale Kicks Off November 19 Source: Newegg Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO--Square and The National Christmas Tree Association Reveal Why Millennials Might Be Saving the Christmas Tree Industry Source: Square, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO--Fintech Company Affirm Unveils Updated Brand, New Logo and Shopping Features in Time for the Holidays Source: Affirm

REDMOND, Wash.--Save Coins on Black Friday with New Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS Bundles Source: Nintendo

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--JAKKS Pacific Rings in the Holiday Season with an Award-Winning Lineup of Toys Source: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--New McAfee Survey Reveals More Than Half of Online Holiday Shoppers Would Risk Purchasing from a Potentially Fake Website for Savings Source: McAfee

SEATTLE--Darigold Partners with Full Tilt to Offer Eggnog Ice Cream This Holiday Season Source: Darigold, Inc.

AKRON, Ohio--KAY Jewelers Announces BEAM YOUR LOVE™ Initiative With New Exclusive Ever Us® Designs Source: KAY® Jewelers

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.--Gate 1 Travel to Offer Discounts on All Packages During Black Friday Sale, November 21-23 Source: Gate 1 Travel

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--FedEx Delivers Holidays to Military Families With Trees for Troops Source: FedEx Corp.

REDMOND, Wash.--Take Holiday Shopping to the Next Level at the Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience Source: Nintendo

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--Dollar General Creates Holiday Magic This Season Source: Dollar General Corporation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Books-A-Million Spreads Joy with Holiday Book & Toy Drive Through Mid-December Source: Books-A-Million

ST. LOUIS--TIAA Bank Teams Up With Urban League to Impact St. Louis Families This Thanksgiving Source: TIAA Bank

LOS GATOS, Calif.--Roku Announces Black Friday Deals Starting at $20; Unveils Limited-Edition Roku SE; $50 Off the Roku Ultra, $20 off the Roku Streaming Stick and More Source: Roku, Inc.


RENTON, Wash.--Evergreen Market Expands Cannabis Cookbook Distribution for Holidays Source: Evergreen Market

BOCA RATON, Fla.--Countdown to Black Friday Is On: Office Depot Unveils Hot Black Friday Deals Source: Office Depot, Inc.

LIVONIA, Mich.--Valassis Shares Five Key Strategies for SMBs to Win the Holidays Source: Valassis

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--Staples Announces Exclusive Black Friday Deals Source: Staples

NEW YORK--Black Friday Shopping Expected to Be Strong, Consumers to Spend an Average of $554.90 over Thanksgiving Weekend Source: International Council of Shopping Centers

LOS ANGELES--Attention Holiday Shoppers: Here Are All the Ways to Save and Earn Money at Swagbucks This Holiday Season Source: Swagbucks

MINNEAPOLIS--Black Friday Starts Now at Best Buy; Hundreds of Deals from Just-Released Black Friday Ad Available Today Through Sunday Source: Best Buy

NEW YORK--Barnes & Noble Announces New Holiday Ad Campaign Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

BENTONVILLE, Ark.--Walmart Unveils Plans for Best Black Friday Yet Source: Walmart Inc.

NEW YORK--Barnes & Noble Unveils Hottest Toys & Games for 2018 Holidays Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--Shop, Eat and Celebrate the Stress-Free Way with Cash This Holiday Season Source: ATMIA

NEW YORK--Come One, Come All! Carnival Games® Available Today Source: Take-Two Interactive

SAN FRANCISCO--Square Survey Reveals How Americans Plan to Shop - And Want To Pay - This Holiday SeasonSource: Square, Inc

SAN FRANCISCO--Old Navy to Give $1 to Boys & Girls Clubs for Every $1 Cozy Sock Purchased on Black Friday, Up to $1 Million, to Expand First Jobs Program for Club Teens Source: Old Navy

NEW YORK--Barnes & Noble Unwraps the Holiday Season with Exclusive Books, Toys & Games, Gifts and More Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

NEW YORK--Explore What’s New at Macy’s This Holiday Season Source: Macy's

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.--Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebrates 11 Years as Favorite Christmas Event with Glacier Ridge, Five Million Lights Source: Dollywood

NEW YORK--Macy’s Black Friday and Cyber Week Wonder Deals Source: Macy's

ALAMEDA, Calif.--Cost Plus World Market Launches Its Golden Bell Scavenger Hunt Source: Cost Plus World Market

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--Thankful for Savings! BJ’s Wholesale Club Announces Amazing Deals for ThanksgivingSource: BJ’s Wholesale Club

PHOENIX & TRIANGLE, Va.--Marine Toys for Tots Welcomes DollarDays as National Partner Source: DollarDays

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--BJ’s Wholesale Club Announces Thousands of Black Friday Steals in BJ’s Clubs and on, Plus Free Shipping for Perks Members Source: BJ’s Wholesale Club

NEW YORK--Richline Group Brings Grown With Love, Lab Grown Diamonds™ to Market Source: Richline Group, Inc.

SEATTLE--Amazon Expands Free Shipping to Everyone for the Holiday Season Source:, Inc.

BOSTON--Unique Holiday Gift Guide Offering Treasures from World’s Top Auction Houses, Galleries and Dealers Now on Invaluable Source: Invaluable

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.--Kohl’s Rewards the Gift Giver this Holiday Season, Gifting More Kohl’s Cash than Ever Before Source: Kohl’s

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Adobe Forecasts $124 Billion in U.S. Online Sales This Holiday Season Source: Adobe


NEW YORK--Celebrate with your Community this Small Business Saturday® Source: American Express

REDMOND, Wash.--Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct Unleashes New Details Source: Nintendo

NEW YORK--Let’s Have A Parade™: The World-Renowned Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® Kicks Off The Holiday Season Source: Macy’s

BOSTON--Top iPad mini & iPad Pro Black Friday Deals for 2018: Best Early Apple Tablet Deals Revealed by Consumer Walk Source: Consumer Walk

NEWARK, Del.--Attention College-Going Families: Put College Scholarships on Your Black Friday Must-Haves ListsSource: Sallie Mae

LIVONIA, Mich.--Valassis Research: Consumers Leverage Three Phases to Get the Most From Their Holiday Shopping Source: Valassis

AUSTIN, Texas--ShippingEasy Releases Its Popular Annual Holiday Guide Source: ShippingEasy

BOSTON--Consumer Walk Share Roomba Black Friday 2018 Deals Predictions Source: Consumer Walk

NEW YORK--Online Retailers Gear Up to Deliver Fast, Reliable Holiday Shopping Experiences Source: Catchpoint

BOSTON--Innovation and Entrepreneurship Highlighted at Innovate Celebrate Source: Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

ARLINGTON, Va.--Holiday Tech Spending to Reach a Record $96.1 Billion in Revenue – TVs Top Wish Lists Again, Says CTA Source: Consumer Technology Association

BOSTON--Retailers to Spend More on Black Friday Digital Ads than Cyber Monday in 2018 Holiday Shopping Season, Nanigans Research Finds Source: Nanigans, Inc.

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--Merry Maids Shares the List to Check Twice for Less Holiday Stress: Your Pre-Holiday Game PlanSource: Merry Maids

SANTA PAULA, Calif.--Limoneira to Launch Two In-Store Promotions to Zest Up Holiday Sales Source: Limoneira Company

BENTONVILLE, Ark.--Walmart Brightens Customer Experience and Expands Assortment To Help Customers Light Up Christmas Source: Walmart Inc.

BOSTON--The Best 4K TV Black Friday 2018 Deals: Consumer Walk Review Top Early TV Sales Source: Consumer Walk

LOS Releases One of the Largest Collections of Winter and Christmas Themed Leggings and Leg Fashion for 2018 Source: BRAVADA International Ltd

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.--Pirates Voyage Dinner Attraction to Begin Holiday Show Nov. 1 in Myrtle Beach Source: World Choice Investments

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J.--Avenue Stores Partners with PredictSpring to Launch New Mobile App Ahead of the Holiday Season Source: PredictSpring

SEATTLE--Holiday Hiring: Amazon Paying $15 an Hour or More for 100,000 Seasonal Jobs Source:, Inc.

MIAMI--Psycho Bunny Opens First U.S. Retail Store in Miami Source: Psycho Bunny

NEW YORK--Introducing the GUESS Holiday 2018 Advertising Campaign Source: GUESS?, Inc.

NEW YORK--Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch” Takes Over Barnes & Noble This Holiday Season Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

WASHINGTON--Consumers Will Spend 4.1 Percent More Than Last Year During Winter Holidays, According to NRF Survey Source: National Retail Federation

STAMFORD, Conn.--Pitney Bowes Global Ecommerce Study Finds We Are Shopping Online More Frequently and Frustrated More Often Source: Pitney Bowes Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO--Philo Launches Hallmark’s Suite of Networks Just in Time for the Highly Anticipated “Countdown to Christmas” Source: Philo

NEW YORK--Find the Ultimate Gift for Everyone on Your List at Macy’s This Holiday Season Source: Macy's, Inc.

ALAMEDA, Calif.--Cost Plus World Market Partners with Hallmark Channel to Celebrate the “Countdown to Christmas”Source: Cost Plus World Market

NEW YORK--Marciano Los Angeles Unveils the Holiday 2018 Collection and Advertising Campaign Source: GUESS?, Inc.

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.--Christmas Comes to Life at Dolly Parton’s Stampede This Holiday Season Source: Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction

LOS ANGELES--Give the Gift of Nostalgia This Holiday Season with Popcornopolis’ Elegant and Delicious Gourmet Popcorn Source: Popcornopolis

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Recap of Black Friday, Cyber Monday stories and more from Business Wire.


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Mike Maguire, +1 212-752-9600