November 28, 2019, Ankeny, Iowa, U.S: Shoppers crowd an aisle between the electronics and toy departments at the Target store in Ankeny, Iowa, Thursday evening. ”Black Friday” is the unofficial start of the Christmas holiday shopping season and has traditionally thought to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Brick and mortar retailers, like Target, are facing increased pressure from online retailers this year. Many retailers have started opening on Thanksgiving Day. Target stores across the country opened at 5PM on Thanksgiving to attract shoppers with early ”Black Friday” specials.
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