By and and and and  on November 27, 2011

There’s wind at their backs as retailers head deeper into the Christmas season.

That’s the view from a spectrum of stores from Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Target and Scoop, to web sites HauteLook and Ideeli. They and many others all reported business and traffic over this past Black Friday weekend surpassed last year’s. Among the biggest early trends boding well for the season were:

• Surging sales online and via mobile devices.

• People shopping as much for themselves as for gifts, meaning there’s still a lot of gift shopping to be done.

• Record Black Friday sales cited by several store executives and industry analysts.

 

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