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November 23rd, 2012
09:39 AM ET

Macy’s CEO Lundgren: 'Record crowds' at Herald Square for Black Friday, says holiday sales outlook bright

Doors have officially been busted by Black Friday shoppers racing to the be first to grab the best deals this holiday season. This was no exception at Macy’s stores across the country/

All Macy's stores opened at midnight for Black Friday. But some retailers opened even earlier, at 8pm or 9pm on Thanksgiving night. Macys CEO Terry Lundgren joins “Starting Point” live from Macy’s flagship store at New York City’s Herald Square to talk about what he says were record crowds for Black Friday shopping and the optimistic outlook for the holiday season.

November 22nd, 2012
08:27 AM ET

Kmart 'doorbusting' deals...times 3 – CMO Andrew Stein on big deals for the holiday season

Is “Black Thursday” the new Black Friday? For K-Mart, the shopping frenzy starts on Thanksgiving.

Kmart has three different "doorbuster" openings this year. Kmart will be open Thanksgiving Day from 6am-4pm. It will then close and reopen Thanksgiving night at 8pm-3am, and reopen again on Black Friday at 5am.

Andrew Stein, the Chief Marketing Officer for K-Mart, joins "Starting Point" live from the CNN Bureau in Chicago to tell us why they chose the opening strategy, and lists a number of holiday deals the store is offering.

Filed under: Black Friday • Thanksgiving