Rumors of Black Friday’s demise are greatly exaggerated. Fifty-five percent of holiday shoppers will either be hitting the stores or surfing the web for gifts this weekend, according to a Consumer Reports poll conducted by ORC International. That’s an increase of 31 percent over last year.
More people will be out hitting the stores than shopping online this Black Friday weekend, the Consumer Reports poll revealed. Thirty-seven percent plan to shop in stores, while 34 percent plan to shop online.