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A Brief History of Black Friday

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By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org

Do you know Black Friday’s backstory? The shopping holiday’s name has been connected to retailing only in recent history, when the days after Thanksgiving became some of the busiest for U.S. consumer spending, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

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About Kate Klein

Kate is profiles editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and industry events and writes about retailers' unique contributions to the independent home improvement sector. She graduated from Cedarville University in her home state of Ohio, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and minored in creative writing. She loves being an aunt, teaching writing to kids, running, reading, farm living and, as Walt Whitman says, traveling the open road, “healthy, free, the world before me.”

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