The Scoop November 2016 - Page 17

Black Friday is one of the days when a majority of the people shop a lot, because of the crazy sales. Each country have their own annual Black Friday.

United States of America:

Black Friday is a shopping day for a combination of reasons. The first day after Thanksgiving, the last major holiday before Christmas, marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Additionally, many employers give their employees the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Mostly, people shop in malls and big stores such as Target, Bestbuy, etc. Even though Black Friday is dying some people still tend to shop during Black Friday, but the news has played a big role on how Black Friday is issued and online shopping which is Cyber Monday has made it easier.

Canada:

The large population centers on Lake Ontario and the Lower Mainland in Canada have always attracted cross-border shopping into the US states, and as Black Friday became more popular in the US, Canadians often flocked to the US because of their lower prices and a stronger Canadian dollar. After 2001, many were traveling for the deals across the border. Starting in 2008 and 2009, due to the parity of the Canadian Dollar compared with the American Dollar, several major Canadian retailers ran Black Friday deals of their own to discourage shoppers from leaving Canada.

United Kingdom:

Black Friday has been adopted by the United Kingdom from the United States. It is known as Friday before Christmas. In 2014 United Kingdom brands and stores joined in and gave a massive discount, but it has also created issues such as assault, threats, crowd control issues, and traffic issues. Recently United Kingdom did not join in for Black Friday on 2015.

Mexico:

In Mexico, Black Friday is called “El Buen Fin.” It is an annual nationwide shopping event in Mexico. It has been there since 2011. Mexico usually push holidays to Monday so students and workers avoid a longer weekend or holiday. On Black Friday, major retailers extend their store hours and offer special promotions such as extended credit terms and price promotions.

Romania

Black Friday was imported in Romania by eMag and Flanco in 2011 and became bigger each year. Emag and Flanco reported the biggest Black Friday sales in 2014. eMAG sold products worth 37 million euros while Flanco's sales totaled 22 million euros. In 2015 hundreds of retailers participated in Black Friday.

India

The popularity of Black Friday is also increasing in India because of the population growth for e-commerce websites. Some of the big e-commerce websites are Amazon,Flipkart, Snapdeal,etc. In India Black Friday was brought into promote online shopping. When Black Friday was brought in, 90 percent of the participants liked or was satisfied with their items they bought. Recently in 2012 and 2013 Black Friday wasn't as known and had less participants.

France

France was also taking a part in Black Friday. There were discounts up to 85 percent and from Amazon and Apple. French electronic dealers mostly sold and held sales online. French retailers favored “Black Friday” so they changed it to “Vendredi noir” when they advertise online, posters and on television.

United States of America:

Black Friday is a shopping day for a combination of reasons. The first day after Thanksgiving, the last major holiday before Christmas, marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Additionally, many employers give their employees the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Mostly, people shop in malls and big stores such as Target, Bestbuy, etc. Even though Black Friday is dying some people still tend to shop during Black Friday, but the news has played a big role on how Black Friday is issued and online shopping which is Cyber Monday has made it easier.

Canada:

The large population centers on Lake Ontario and the Lower Mainland in Canada have always attracted cross-border shopping into the US states, and as Black Friday became more popular in the US, Canadians often flocked to the US because of their lower prices and a stronger Canadian dollar. After 2001, many were traveling for the deals across the border. Starting in 2008 and 2009, due to the parity of the Canadian Dollar compared with the American Dollar, several major Canadian retailers ran Black Friday deals of their own to discourage shoppers from leaving Canada.

United Kingdom:

Black Friday has been adopted by the United Kingdom from the United States. It is known as Friday before Christmas. In 2014 United Kingdom brands and stores joined in and gave a massive discount, but it has also created issues such as assault, threats, crowd control issues, and traffic issues. Recently United Kingdom did not join in for Black Friday on 2015.

Mexico:

In Mexico, Black Friday is called “El Buen Fin.” It is an annual nationwide shopping event in Mexico. It has been there since 2011. Mexico usually push holidays to Monday so students and workers avoid a longer weekend or holiday. On Black Friday, major retailers extend their store hours and offer special promotions such as extended credit terms and price promotions.

Romania:

Black Friday was imported in Romania by eMag and Flanco in 2011 and became bigger each year. Emag and Flanco reported the biggest Black Friday sales in 2014. eMAG sold products worth 37 million euros while Flanco's sales totaled 22 million euros.

By Henry Xie

Black Friday In Different Countries