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Continued: Black Friday morphs into Thanksgiving holiday

  • Article by: JANET MOORE and JOHN EWOLDT , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Last update: November 29, 2013 - 8:59 AM

But recent reports from the National Retail Federation suggest that isn’t going to happen. Nearly 140 million shoppers are expected to shop in stores or online from Thanksgiving to Sunday, a decrease of about 7 million from last year. Experts say a sluggish economy continues to discourage shoppers from all-out spending sprees.

Stacy Nieman of Eden Prairie said it was worth interrupting her holiday to make a trip to the Minnetonka Toys ‘R’ Us. The mother of four said she saved $250. Then? “My family is still at home; that’s where I’m headed,” she said.

 

jmmoore@startribune.com • 612-673-7752 jewoldt@startribune.com • 612-673-7633



 

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