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From Singles Day to Black Friday: peak learnings

It’s not just you: Black Friday is getting longer. In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter, we report how Tesco and eBay this week joined Amazon in extending their online offers for the event: is a 12-day Black Friday set to be the new standard? That seems positively short by the standards of Alibaba Group, which had a 24-day run up to Singles Day. In today’s newsletter we also draw learnings from that event, now the biggest global shopping day.

In today’s guest comment, Mike Harris of Monetate questions whether discounting is such a sound peak strategy.

Meanwhile, we report on news of fast retail sales growth, both offline and more especially offline, in October, across the sector, and at Ted Baker.

We have news of one-hour Morrisons grocery deliveries – via Amazon, and we also report on Majestic Wine’s update on its multichannel strategy in its half-year results.

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