The early start to Black Friday weekend notwithstanding, retailers worry that this year's...

|By:, SA News Editor

The early start to Black Friday weekend notwithstanding, retailers worry that this year's holiday shopping will be "back-end loaded" as hard-pressed consumers hold out for bigger bargains. If the early start fails to lure the shopper's dollar, retailers may be forced to turn to even more audacious promotions as the holidays draw closer.