While value stores such as Target and Kmart seem bound and determined to trot out Christmas decorations earlier and earlier in the year –- definitely before Halloween -- Thanksgiving remains the official start to the holiday season. Armed with a full belly to walk off and a long list of Christmas present ideas, many Michiganders utilize the Friday they have off after Thanksgiving to head to the mall. In fact, the Friday is traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year, which means it is important to gather a lot of information about Black-Friday sales in Detroit.
Over time, the day has earned the moniker “Black Friday.” According to my fellow About.com guide over at Retail, “Black Friday” refers to the gain experienced by retail businesses as expressed in accounting terms. In other words, the day after Thanksgiving often represents a store’s move from red-ink losses to “in the black” gains.
Retail stores welcome the boost in business by offering some of the year’s best sales. Of course, this adds cost savings to consumer convenience, resulting in teaming crowds and long lines.