Whitey - 8:00 pm on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Record US retail sales on Black Friday
Sales over the weekend's vitally important Thanksgiving holiday weekend were up 6.6 per cent compared to last year, marking the biggest dollar amount ever spent on Black Friday, the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season, said Chicago-based research firm ShopperTrak.
Meanwhile, internet sales also jumped for the year, according to the group IBM Smarter Commerce which reported a whopping 39.3 per cent increase in online Thanksgiving spending.
It added that US shoppers have set the stage for 24.3 per cent online growth on Black Friday compared to the same period last year.
....it's all good for the internet to