The company’s “fundraiser for the earth” proves people really do care. Patagonia had $10 million in Black Friday sales ― an astounding number that was five times its own expectations ― and, as promised, will donate every cent toward crucial environmental causes. The outdoor app...
Walmart employees are protesting over the 15 days leading up to Black Friday with the aim of raising the retail giant’s minimum to $15 an hour, reports Reuters. While the 15 days for $15 is a catchy tactic, those labor activists are also fighting for expanded full-time opportunities and better ben...
REI will give up one of its top business days this Black Friday, when it closes all 143 retail stores in a move to encourage Americans to spend time outside. CEO Jerry Stritzke explained that the decision to shut down “wasn't made lightly," and acknowledges "it's a bit of a startling idea from a ...
It’s not uncommon for employers to appeal when the Labor Department issues penalties against them for safety violations – including in cases where a worker is killed on the job. But the death of 34-year-old Jdimytai Damour, who had worked for Walmart for a mere week when he was suffocated beneat...
In years past, Black “Friday” started early on – well, Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). Over the years, it has crept earlier and earlier (from 4 am to 2 am to midnight on Thursday itself). Among the retailers who have now pushed that opening well into Thanksgiving itself are Kmart, J.C. Pe...
Black Friday has started earlier and earlier every year for American retailers, creeping from Friday itself to openings on Thanksgiving Day. But now three states are requiring businesses to wait until midnight for those door-buster deals. What are known as blue laws -- first created in the coloni...
A new Thanksgiving tradition has taken a prominent place alongside turkey carving, “food coma” naps and football-watching. After dinner, many now rush out to hunt for “door-buster” deals, often before the table has even been cleared. The day after Thanksgiving has long been a kickoff for...
Nationwide, Walmart workers are preparing for a series of Black Friday strikes, which will take place later this week in California, Florida, Minnesota, Washington, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  Click here to find more Black Friday protests near you. The worker’s rights group planning these activitie...
Gun violence has marked yet another great American pastime, as Black Friday shoppers scuffled for holiday deals before the Thanksgiving turkey coma had even worn off.  Two shoppers were shot at a Florida Walmart yesterday, while a rash of fights, robberies and other violent incidents signaled the b...
Tens of thousands of Walmart workers plan to strike across the nation next week in hopes of paralyzing the world's largest retailer on the biggest shopping day of the year. Employees will hold over 1000 different protests throughout the U.S. on Black Friday, according to a United Food and Commercia...