Hey, big spenders!
Shoppers turned out in force after Thanksgiving, spending an average of $360.15 apiece last weekend, according to a National Retail Federation survey. About half the holiday madness took place at discounters (down from 60 percent last year; department stores and toy and clothing shops also had nice turnouts. Here are more numbers associated with what has been dubbed Black Friday weekend:
140 million: The number of shoppers who hit the stores over the long weekend.
47.9: Percentage of shoppers who were women.
17.3: Percentage of men who got to their first store by 4 a.m. Friday.
$420.37: The average male shopper’s weekend bill.
$304.30: How much the average female consumer spent.
41.4: Percentage of purchases that included clothing.
35.6: Percentage of holiday shopping the average American has finished.
60.7 million: The number of consumers who planned to buy something online on Cyber Monday (the Monday after Black Friday).
61 million: The number of people who plan to shop online from work during the holiday season.
83: Percentage of Web sites that plan to offer free shipping sometime during the season.