Black Friday kicks off holiday shopping in Seattle

Retailers expect sales at brick-and-mortar stores and online to be strong the weekend after Thanksgiving.

SEATTLE — The National Retail Federation says about two-thirds of the shoppers this weekend plan to head out and do that shopping in a store. It’s a big increase from 2020 when the pandemic kept so many people at home, opting for an online shopping experience.  

The retail federation estimates 158 million shoppers will buy between Friday and Monday.

Retailers expect online sales to be strong all weekend, as well.  

There are still a lot of concerns about the pandemic, and other parts of the

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