Walmart Black Friday: Stores limited to 20% capacity for 3-day event

  • Walmart said Wednesday it would stagger the launch of in-store Black Friday sales across three days in November to avoid crowds.
  • It will also limit store capacity to just 20% during its Black Friday sales, Bloomberg reported.
  • The first Black Friday event will focus on toys, electronics, and home products.
  • The retailer will launch discounts online first, and then bring them to stores at least two days later, it said.
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Walmart will split its Black Friday in-store sales over three days in November to avoid overcrowding, it said Wednesday.

It will also limit the number of Black Friday shoppers to just 20% of store capacity, Bloomberg reported.

The retailer said it would launch in-store sales events on November 7, 14, and 27, when stores will open at 5 a.m..

To avoid shoppers rushing to stores, Walmart is launching each set of discounts online

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Best Buy Early Black Friday Deals Are Live Now: Cheap Games, 4K TVs, Headsets, And More

The wait is over–Amazon Prime Day 2020 is officially live, but you don’t have to be a Prime subscriber or even shop at Amazon to get amazing deals today. That’s because this has effectively become a precursor to Black Friday, and competing retailers are getting in on the action with steep discounts on games and tech this week. Best Buy is one of those retailers running a big anti-Prime Day sale of its own, and it made the biggest move we’ve ever seen to compete with Amazon by announcing its first Black Friday deals will go live this week.

Select deals from Best Buy’s Black Friday ad have gone live today, and they feature fantastic discounts on laptops, tablets, and 4K smart TVs along with Arcade1Up cabinets. Notably, you can buy a Samsung 70-inch 4K smart TV for $530, down from its usual $750–just in time for next-gen gaming. There’s

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Prime Day vs. Black Friday: Which one has the best deals?

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Prime Day is coming on Oct. 13-14.


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This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

If you’re wondering whether to buy your holiday gear during Amazon’s Prime Day next week or wait until Black Friday, I have a simple answer for you: Buy early.

Prime Day, which is usually held in July, has become a major part of the retail calendar, with dozens of major stores joining in the sale to snag customers. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon delayed the event to Oct. 13-14 this year, making Prime Day more of an unofficial start to the holiday shopping season than its typical role as a kind of Christmas in July.

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Black Friday 2020 Deals | Apple Discounts, Gift Cards, Ad Leaks

Black Friday 2020 is approaching, and you may be wondering where to find the best Apple deals. Or perhaps you have questions about the shopping holiday or how the pandemic will affect this year’s season. We’re taking a look at what to expect from Apple deals, third-party retailers, and how this year will be different.

Apple Black Friday Deals

With Black Friday comes aggressive deals on computers and electronics, including Apple devices.

Historically, third-party retailers have offered steep instant discounts on a wide range of Apple products, from iPad to MacBook Pro, typically beating Apple Store promotions. In 2019, Apple itself issued gift cards valued at up to $200 with qualifying products, while Apple Authorized Resellers offered even bigger cash discounts on select items.

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There are plenty of discounts going on right now ahead of Black Friday, with many promotions available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Here

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Prime Day vs. Black Friday: What time should you buy?

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Prime Day is coming on Oct. 13-14.


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This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

If you’re wondering whether to buy your holiday gear during Amazon’s Prime Day next week or wait until Black Friday, I have a simple answer for you: Buy early.

Prime Day, which is usually held in July, has become a major part of the retail calendar, with dozens of major stores joining in the sale to snag customers. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon delayed the event to Oct. 13-14 this year, making Prime Day more of an unofficial start to the holiday shopping season than its typical role as a kind of Christmas in July.

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Amazon Prime Day and earlier holiday shopping will ding Black Friday, Cyber Monday

It’s beginning to look a lot like holiday shopping season even though it’s not Halloween. You can thank evolving shopping habits, COVID-19, a delayed Amazon Prime Day, supply chain concerns, and crimped consumer and business budgets.

The moving parts are going to be enough to make Black Friday more of a 2020 retailing blip than the biggest shopping day of the year.

Simply put, the calendar is moving forward and households won’t have as much to spend. The winners will be Amazon, which is likely to deliver its biggest fourth quarter in history, and retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, and Target that have mastered buy online pickup in-store and other digital sales tactics.

In addition, Amazon’s rivals are all planning sales around Prime Day. Those moves will just create a flywheel of demand that’ll minimize the importance of retail’s big holiday shopping days.

Consider some data on holiday

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NASA set to launch new $23 million space toilet to the ISS Friday night

A recently designed space toilet that better accommodates women is headed to the International Space Station. The new loo was packed inside a cargo ship set to blast off late Thursday from NASA’s flight facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, though technical difficulties delayed the launch until Friday evening. The astronauts will give the toilet a test run for the next few months.



This unusual-looking space toilet will be tested by the astronauts on ISS. NASA


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This unusual-looking space toilet will be tested by the astronauts on ISS. NASA



Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows off the hose on the current toilet for when you need to pee. 


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Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows off the hose on the current toilet for when you need to pee. 


Weighing almost 100 pounds (45 kilograms) and measuring 28 inches (71 centimeters) tall, the new toilet is about half as big as the two Russian-built toilets already in use at the ISS. This new toilet is 65% smaller and almost half as light than current ISS toilets in

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USGS Director James Reilly released a study on polar bears he had stalled for months on Friday

In response to the Post report, Reilly sent an email to his staff the next day, saying his decision to delay was justified because he wanted to be “satisfied” with its underlying science before making it public.

The study, which had been obtained by The Post last month, notes that shrinking sea ice in the Arctic threatens the survival of polar bears while enhancing the opportunity for fossil fuel exploration there. “The long-term persistence of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) is threatened by sea-ice loss due to climate change, which is concurrently providing an opportunity in the Arctic for increased anthropogenic activities including natural resource extraction,” it said.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had been seeking the report’s release for at least three months, according to several individuals briefed on the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. The agency is legally required

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Watch live Friday! Antares rocket to launch NASA cargo on Cygnus spacecraft

Update: NASA and Northrop Grumman are now targeting Friday night (Oct. 2) for the launch of the Cygnus NG-14 mission atop its Antares rocket. Liftoff is set for 9:16 p.m. EDT (0116 GMT), pending the resolution of tonight’s launch abort.

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On Thursday, Oct. 1, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship carrying nearly 4 tons of NASA cargo will launch toward the International Space Station from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. 

A Northrop Grumman-built Antares rocket will launch the Cygnus spacecraft on the CRS-14 (or NG-14) mission from Pad OA at Wallops at 9:38 p.m. EDT (0138 GMT). The mission has been delayed from Sept. 29 due to bad weather. NASA’s webcast will begin at 9 p.m. EDT (0100 GMT). 

Antares rocket launch for NASA visible along the US East Coast tonight. Here’s how to watch.

NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is

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What The Future Of Black Friday Looks Like

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is renowned for shopping deals and crowds in stores, but in our Covid-riven world, crowds are the thing to avoid. A study from Visa says that only 20% of U.S. consumers plan to do their shopping exclusively in-store, while nearly a third plan to do most of their shopping online. All of that raises a question for retailers about how to attract shoppers, how to maximize their performance on Black Friday, how to offer the deals to consumers that attract them to buy other things and what does that all mean for next year?

Since the pandemic started, almost no matter what questions you ask about retail, the answer is the same: It’s going online. And that’s true for Black Friday too, it’s going online. The question is, how will that work? How do you put a cultural phenomenon like Black

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