Walmart is reporting today it had its best ever Black Friday yesterday, and says the attempt to get Walmart employees to take part in a “walkout” only got 50 employees to participate – that’s right – 50 out of 1.3 million:
WALMART: Today, Walmart U.S. reported its best ever Black Friday events. The retailer saw larger crowds than last year and a huge response to its first ever one-hour guarantee on key electronic items.
“I’m so proud of what our more than 1.3 million associates have done to prepare and execute our Black Friday plans, giving our customers a great start to their Christmas shopping season,” said Bill Simon, Walmart U.S. president and chief executive officer. “The work of our associates is even more impressive when you consider they served approximately 22 million customers on Thursday. . . . . “We had very safe and successful Black Friday events at our stores across the country and heard overwhelmingly positive feedback from our customers,” Simon said.
In response to the UFCW’s planned protests, Simon added, “Only 26 protests occurred at stores last night and many of them did not include any Walmart associates.” In addition, the company did not experience the walk-offs that were promised by the UFCW. “We estimate that less than 50 associates participated in the protest nationwide. In fact, this year, roughly the same number of associates missed their scheduled shift as last year,” Simon said. . . . Read More
And more Black Friday shopping madness, reportedly at a Walmart in Moultrie, Georgia.
Listen to the guys filming it laugh and give their commentary!
This video uploaded to youtube is reportedly of Black Friday shoppers at a Walmart fighting over what it says are phones. No word on where it happened.
Imagine what it would be like if everyone was hungry and the phones were loaves of bread?
Here is Black Friday chaos at a California Walmart. According to the video upload by YouTube user “Deciple87,” shoppers were “ripping and tearing at each other” to get at a kiosk in the store that had discounted Xbox 360 games. When things got chaotic, one person reportedly pulled out their pepper spray and used it.
Here is video of out-of-control shoppers in Buffalo, New York storming a Target store as the doors opened for “Black Friday” shopping this morning. Doors opened there at 4 AM, and one shopper said things went from “calm” to “a mob” almost immediately.