Like just about everything else this year, Black Friday, today, is shaping up to look mighty different. Lots of retailers are coming forward to announce their annual "game plan," but some outfits just plain didn't open up on Thanksgiving yesterday.
Plenty of retailers - Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Bed Bath & Beyond - jump to mind.
Now, some companies said they did it for safety reasons; the coronavirus pandemic is as bad as it's ever been in many places, making packed aisles a dicey proposition. Other retailers say they were rewarding employees that have had to go "above and beyond" over the past year.
The "traditional" ways traders have cashed in on Black Friday in the past aren't necessarily going to work here in 2020.