GOODY – Black Friday shoppers took advantage of deals throughout the weekend at the Southside Mall.
The website www.history.com explains the history of Black Friday. The website states that, “It makes sense that the term ‘Black Friday’ might refer to the single day of the year when retail companies finally go ‘into the black’ (i.e. make a profit). The day after Thanksgiving is, of course, when crowds of turkey-stuffed shoppers descend on stores all over the country to take advantage of the season’s biggest holiday bargains.”
At Rue21, the expected goal for weekend sales was projected to be $17,000. “It looks like we are going to make it,” Rebecca Adair, Sales Manager at Rue21, said.
Rue21 had deals and specials that continued throughout the weekend and concluded on Sunday. “The store has done well since it has opened,” Adair said. “The community has been supportive,” Adair continued.
Weekly deals will continue at Rue21 throughout the weekend. Shoppers can also visit the Rue21 Facebook page; Rue Crew or on Instagram Rue21_1541 to find the latest specials in their area.
Bath and Body Works (BBW), another store at the Southside Mall, expects sales to reach $40,000 by close on Sunday.
The store opened their doors Thursday evening for holiday shoppers. “Thursday was the biggest crowd we had. We have to follow along with what Wal-Mart does,” the Sales Manager explained.
At BBW, special deals continued throughout the weekend with most products buy three get three free.
“It has been steady all day today,” the BBW sales manager said Friday.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)