Walmart to spread out deals to avoid Black Friday crowds
NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart is spreading out its traditional one-day Black Friday deals over three weekends in November in an effort to reduce crowds in its stores during a pandemic. The company’s plans announced Wednesday offer the first glimpse from a major retailer of what a reinvented Black Friday will look like during a pandemic. Other like Macy’s have said that Black Friday deals will be spread out and will encourage more online shopping, but none have given specific details. The Arkansas-based The discounter will kick off the deals online Nov. 4, with new deals in stores on Nov. 7.
By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer