Black Friday should be crazy, like normal


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Feb 20, 2019

Dominican merchants have adapted to the commercial initiatives in the United States that push for bargain-seeking shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving. So next Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US and this coming Friday will be Black Friday in the Dominican Republic.

The local press is telling readers that local merchants have acquired sufficient stock to meet projected demand. Big chains like Sirena, Lama, Corripio, Nacional (CCN), and Pricesmart began early in November to flood television and social media screens with announcements and enticements.

Logistics, dealt a severe blow by the pandemic from China, has apparently recovered enough to supply some of the growing demand created by the economic recovery. Local sources indicate that employment in the Dominican Republic has reached pre-pandemic levels in most areas. One of the maneuvers used to avert a scarcity of product...

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