Thomson ReutersNovember 29, 2013 17:46
By Suzanne Barlyn, Phil Wahba, Marina Lopes and Dhanya Skariachan
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An early start to this year's U.S. holiday Shopping season may not necessarily ring-up bigger holiday sales for retailers.
Eager to entice cautious consumers, especially with six fewer shopping days this year than in 2012, many retailers offered sales on Thanksgiving, traditionally a day for family, friends and football games. Even Macy's flagship store in New York opened at 8 p.m., the first time ever on the American holiday.