Black Friday shopping times!

Black Friday shoppers loaded down with bags on Fifth Avenue in New York

Black Friday shoppers loaded down with bags on Fifth Avenue in New York

"We really just knew from a customer standpoint of getting people into the building and allowing them to find everything they want all at the same time - that way they won't have to make a whole bunch of trips", said Derek Newton, assistant store manager of operations.

Besides deals, retailers have also been introducing new technology to make it easier to shop inside their stores.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means stores across the country are preparing for Black Friday.

6 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Big Lots: Opens at 7 midnight on Thanksgiving and 6 a.m. on Black Friday.

Unsurprisingly, the revamp hasn't fully solved the Black Friday chaos.

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Black Friday kicked off across the USA with high hopes for blockbuster holiday spending.

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Gone this year were a pair of store that over the decades had become Lima holiday shopping staples. A press release from the retail trade group says 30 percent of annual retail sales occur between Black Friday and Christmas, with shoppers spending on average $1,007.24 each.

Costco: Closed Thanksgiving and opens at 9 a.m. on Black Friday.

That would put Black Friday even farther away from being a nationally-recognized holiday. The online deals start Wednesday, November 21, at 10 p.m. A look at social media reveals that Walmart stores across the U.S. - which kicked off sales at 6PM - were as crowded and intense as ever.

Target and Best Buy here will stay open until one, and then close for a few hours until they reopen early Friday morning.

Target and Best Buy opened their doors at 5 p.m.

Separate data from retail analysts Springboard indicated that shoppers were continuing to favour buying online rather than heading out to the shops.

GameStop stores are open on Thanksgiving Day 2018 starting at 3 p.m.

Additionally Adobe Analytics projected that the five days between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday are only going to account for one fifth of the $124 billion spent online by shoppers during the holiday season spanning from November 1 through year end.

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