Bleak Friday

Christman, Ed
December 2007
Billboard;12/8/2007, Vol. 119 Issue 49, p5
Trade Publication
The article discusses how retailers reported disappointing sales for the weekend after Thanksgiving 2007, which is normally one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Merchants reported comparable-store music sales decline ranging from 15% to 25% for the weekend, although they did indicate strong sales for DVDs and video games. According to merchants one of the reasons for the weak sales was the lack of major music releases.


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