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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Occupy Black Friday backlash

Brutally Honest Blog

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sales rose an estimated 6.6 percent to a record $11.4 billion on Black Friday, typically the busiest shopping day of the year for Americans, while the traffic at stores rose5.1 percent, according to ShopperTrak.
The day's sales growth was the strongest percentage gain since 2007, when sales rose 8.3 percent on the day after Thanksgiving, said Ed Marcheselli, chief marketing officer at ShopperTrak, which monitors retail traffic.
You might recall seeing something like this earlier in the week:
CNBC’s Cadie Thompson reported Tuesday that some Occupy demonstrators planned to target retail storestoday to protest against corrupt capitalist greed and companies that “are in the pockets of Wall Street”. According to Thompson, Occupy Black Friday protesters are encouraging everyday American consumers “to either occupy or boycott retailers that are publicly traded”.
The Occupy Black Friday movement even set up a website and a Facebook page to further its agenda. Occupy Black Friday’s website assures observers that the movement is “NOT anti-capitalist. Just anti-crapitalist”.
From the movement’s Facebook page:  “The idea is simple, hit the corporations that corrupt and control American politics where it hurts, their profits.” The movement’s Facebook page continues, “Black Friday is the one day where the mega-corporations blatantly dictate our actions, they say ‘shop’ and we shop! Pushing their ledgers from red to black.”
Chalk up yet another anti-crapitalist craptacular Occupy Failure.