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Super Saturday tops Black Friday as busiest shopping day
Super Saturday tops Black Friday as busiest shopping day

Shoppers flocked to stores on Super Saturday, boosting sales as the clock counted down to Christmas. The Saturday before Christmas saw sales hit $23 billion, surpassing Black Friday's $20 billion this year, according to research firm Customer Growth Partners. "Super Saturday was favored by the fact that it was an ideal five days prior to Christmas -- close enough to create a sense of urgency in shoppers, but not too close to conflict with most travel plans," said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners. The entire weekend before Christmas raked in about $42 billion, up from $41 billion in the same period a year earlier, according to research firm Customer...

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