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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shelves Empty After Black Friday? Time to Restock!

Congratulations, you survived Black Friday! And Cyber Monday! According to the National Retail Federation, visitors and sales were up over last year (hooray!!). The group reports that 212 million shoppers visited stores and websites over the four-day Black Friday weekend, up from 195 million during the same period last year.

People also bought more, with the average shopper this weekend spending $365.34, up from last year’s $343.31. Total spending reached an estimated $45.0 billion.

We hope you enjoyed a successful kick-off to the holiday season, too! If Black Friday left your shelves a little empty, now's the time to restock for the holiday rush. Best selling holiday gifts like Genuine Monkeez & Friends, mini shimmer lights, bottle toppers, Lights in the Night, plus everyone's favorite holiday fragrances from Colonial Candle, and decor from Casa Cristina, Belinda Miley plus lamps, clocks, wine accessories and more available for immediate shipping. Click here to see a complete list. To place an order, visit us online, call 800-395-4225 or contact your local Midwest-CBK account manager.

Happy holidays! And happy selling!