This year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday made mincemeat of the internet retail record books.
But there were more storylines from the long Thanksgiving weekend than just online sales. Box-and-mortar stores are fighting to stay relevant, mobile shopping is growing (on some platforms) and shoppers are acting lazier even as their spending increases.
With the numbers crunched, it’s easy to see exactly what came on strong and what fell flat — so here are the winners and losers of the biggest shopping days of the year.
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