The shopping tradition that continues to evolve

MARQUETTE — Black Friday kicked off on November 28th for many stores and many retailers have geared up for the shopping tradition that continues to evolve.

Shops opened up as early as 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day to offer deals for electronics, clothes, toys and more. But it is not only Black Friday that gives deals for cheaper goods. The shopping tradition has evolved in many ways with online deals and another shopping tradition known as Cyber Monday.

“Thousands of people beating the doors down to get the buys, but now there are so many places to get great buys,” said John Spaulding, Store Director for the Meijer in Marquette. “A lot of people choose to shop online. It is quite easy to do. There are a lot of people that also want to touch the product as well as feel it and see it. That is what we cater to. Cyber Monday is just as huge as well. We even participate in Cyber Monday and we will also have some awesome deals and coupons for our electronics. So it continues to evolve and retailers and stores like us continue to try and figure out ways to satisfy our customers and be exciting at the same time.”

The National Retail Federation found that more than 165 million people plan to shop between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday y in 2019.