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"This year, amidst all of the other challenges facing retail, the drop in footfall of -3.1% in November was the largest of any November since 2014; and in the week of Black Friday itself footfall declined by -4.5%, more than in any week of the month.
A report out has show than more than two fifths of Britons are planning to spend in the Black Friday sales today.
New Mersey Retail Park Nearly all retailers based at New Mersey Retail Park, in Speke, are taking part in Black Friday this year.
You can already find savings on their websiteherebut Black Friday coupons will be available from 23 November at 9:00am.
A trader dealing in garments business at Bank Road Rawalpindi Sadr said that for Western trends and days like Black Friday and Valentine Day become popular in Pakistan for past few years and the business community here are taking advantage of it as it used to give boost to their sales.
This event is called Black Friday Weekend, which leads to Cyber Monday, and Boots has confirmed they will be offering deals similar to last year's Black Friday.
"The FGRT team was impressed by the quality of in-store customer service we saw across retailers; service seemed significantly better than on Black Friday last year," the report stated.
Having started way back in 1952, Black Friday marks the shopping season for Christmas in the United States.
Looking just at spending reports for Black Friday and the weekend (including spending on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Gallup also finds overall consumer spending relatively flat compared with 2016.
Leon Collins Black Friday used to be where the stores dig out their oldest and most unwanted stock and offered real bargains.
In the wake of shopping frenzy under the 'Black Friday' banner throughout Pakistan, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has been moved to ban the discount sale festival for being 'contrary to Islamic teachings'.