NEXT has confirmed it WON’T be doing a Black Friday sale this yr in a blow for cut price hunters.
The transfer comes after Subsequent closed all its shops in England following the second coronavirus lockdown.
Subsequent has been pressured to close its shops in EnglandCredit score: Alamy
Of those shops, round 300 continue to offer click and collect and supply solely.
The remainder of its branches in Wales and Scotland stay open for enterprise. Subsequent has round 500 retailers throughout the UK, together with 390 in England.
The clothes and homeware retailer confirmed there can be no Black Friday occasion to The Solar, nevertheless it wouldn’t reveal the explanation why it gained’t be taking part within the gross sales bonanza.
The choice to again out of Black Friday – which falls on November 27 – means customers gained’t have the ability to get cut-price garments and homeware this yr.
What’s Black Friday?
BLACK Friday is among the busiest days within the retail calendar and sometimes marks the start of the Christmas procuring interval.
Shops will usually launch large gross sales to get clients spending, with some even opening as early as 6am to accommodate cut price hunters.
Black Friday started within the US, however in recent times has additionally change into an annual fixture within the UK and elsewhere.
Within the UK, some shops open as early as 6am to accommodate cut price hunters.
However for web shoppers, offers can begin from midnight onwards.
Black Friday falls on the Friday after the annual US vacation of Thanksgiving, which is well known on the fourth Thursday of every November.
This yr, Black Friday is on November 27.
In earlier years, Subsequent’s infamous gross sales have folks queuing from as early as 6am, with financial savings of up to 70% off.
The transfer can also be the alternative to a few of its rivals, who’ve determined to launch reductions THREE weeks early.
Amazon was one of many first retailers to start out its Black Friday offers, with reductions kicking off on October 26.
Retail specialists are calling this month “Black November” on account of gross sales lasting longer than ever earlier than.
Brits will even see extra online-only reductions on account of giant numbers of non-essential retailers having to close in England.
The coronavirus pandemic has sparked an enormous surge in households relying on online shopping.
For instance, Matalan has confirmed it’ll solely be operating on-line offers this yr – that means you will not discover reductions in shops.
Different locations the place you will not discover offers embrace Asda – however the grocery store hasn’t taking part in Black Friday since 2017.
Subsequent is anticipated to reopen its shops on December 2 when the second lockdown will come to an finish.
It is not the one retailer informed to close – we have a list of all non-essential stores right here.
Pubs and restaurants will even not be allowed to remain open, though takeaway meals and supply is allowed.