• Stores already have their Christmas decorations out, and it reveals a strategy that is killing Black Friday as we know it

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

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    "Christmas creep" is descending upon America, with stores like Kohl's , Macy's , and Costco setting up holiday decorations in early October.
    The rise of Christmas creep reveals companies' tendencies to try and one-up each other - a behavior that has helped kill Black Friday as we know it.
    In many ways, Christmas creep was the first sign of the breakdown of a strict holiday shopping season as Black Friday has become less important.
    It is still early October, but if you've visited a shopping center recently, it is clear retailers are convinced it is time to start...
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