Economy Watch Weekly: Black Friday Retail Sales Soar

Brick-and-mortar retailers are seemingly bucking the assumption of their demise, with retail sales posting a strong holiday season so far. Economy Editor Dees Stribling discusses how retailers fared over Black Friday and what's ahead, for the week ending Nov. 24, 2017.

CPERadioDespite the many headlines talking about physical retail’s demise, brick-and-mortar stores seem to be holding strong, as evident by recent strong Black Friday sales numbers from Adobe Digital Insights and ShopperTrak. As expected, online sales were particularly robust, but foot traffic in physical stores decreased less than 1 percent from Black Friday 2016, which is good news for traditional retailers. Economy Editor Dees Stribling discusses the latest sales numbers, for the week ending Nov. 24, 2017.