Large retailers have spent billions of dollars to woo workers. Smaller stores that can't do that expect staff shortages will lead to lost sales. They're asking shoppers to be patient.
Many major retailers and fast-food chains have announced they will be closed this Thanksgiving. A few, however, will stay open for customers.
A new poll conducted by High Point Unive
Retail sales dipped 1.1% in November compared with a month earlier as new coronavirus surges restricted outings to stores and especially restaurants.
Despite the pandemic recession, holiday sales are expected to set a new record, topping $755 billion.
Shoppers encountered temperature checks and mall Santas behind plexiglas shields. But online sales may have stolen the show.
The new curfew for El Paso County, Texas went into effect just after midnight Wednesday and runs through Monday. The judge who issued the order said it was "not as rigid" as he wanted.