Black Friday shoppers are set to explode £ 8.7million in sales this year – but not all retailers are participating with Next and M&S among those avoiding the windfall
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The most controversial shopping event of the year is here, but not all stores participate in this year Black friday to sell.
The British are expected to generate £ 8.7bn in sales, according to analysts at PwC, up from £ 7.8bn in 2019.
This staggering figure is also around twice as high as last year, when the UK was on lockdown.
Black Friday officially falls on November 26, but many stores start offering discounts weeks before that.
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But before you get carried away, always remember to shop around online before making a purchase to make sure you’re really getting the best deal.
B&M does not make specific offers for Black Friday this year. The discounter also did not organize a Black Friday sale in 2020.
Instead, B&M says it has a “large number of discounts and discounts available in stores.”
A spokesperson said: “B&M is expecting an exceptional weekend.”
B&M has over 680 stores in the UK.
Home Good deals
Home Bargains have confirmed that they will not be holding a Black Friday sale this year and they have not in the past.
The discounter has more than 500 stores across the UK.
A spokesperson for M&S told the Mirror that it will not organize any deal for Black Friday, as it has not done in previous years.
But they added, “Our goal is to deliver great value throughout the season, including Black Friday weekend.”
At the start of this year, M&S said it had around 250 full stores, selling clothing, housewares and food.
Wilko doesn’t have a Black Friday sale available this year, but does have a number of other deals.
The retailer is currently offering up to 30% off lighting and scents, as well as up to half the price on throws and cushions.
Wilko has around 400 stores in the UK.
Next does not advertise Black Friday deals on its website or social media pages.
We have asked them to confirm if this is also the case for their physical stores and we will update this article when we have a response.
The fashion giant did not participate in Black Friday in 2020.
Next has 510 stores in the UK and Ireland.