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Stores Look for Shoppers on Thanksgiving Day

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The struggling economy has slammed retailers, as consumers are looking to cut back holiday spending. That’s got companies doing all they can to get people into their stores.

Thanksgiving is all about family, turkey, football…and general lounging around. Friday, traditionally, is the kick off to the holiday shopping season….as retailers offer deals to get shoppers in their stores. But, the struggling economy has some stores looking to move that time-line up a little. Mara Devitt is a retail analyst for Chicago-based McMillian Doolittle.

DEVITT: Many stores are opening on Thursday, on Thanksgiving Day, which we haven’t seen traditionally, to get people out and shopping.

Devitt says retailers are trying to extend “Black Friday” on both ends…doing their best to convince shoppers to spend a little money.

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