Black Friday Tipped to Hit Record Sales

Sales have made a strong start to Black Friday, early data indicates, with analysts suggesting the event could see record levels of business.

Barclaycard said that as of 13:00 GMT, there were 23.3% more transactions compared with the same time in 2020.

Analysts PwC predict £8.7bn will be spent – up from £7.8bn in 2019 and about twice as much as last year’s event which took place during lockdown.

This is despite warnings to expect less generous discounts and some shortages.

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