11.27.15: Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving
UNDATED (AP) — The Super Bowl of shopping has begun. For some, it started right after Thanksgiving Day dinner, with stores such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us opening in the late afternoon Thursday.
The National Retail Federation expected about 30 million people to shop on Thanksgiving, and about 99.7 million on Black Friday.
And for the first time, more shoppers are expected to visit retailers’ websites on their smartphones than on desktop computers and tablets this weekend.