Happy retailers know it won't last

After post-Thanksgiving frenzy, shoppers harder to lure

Posted: December 3, 2017 at 2:19 a.m.

Aaron Mizerny, 9, shops in the toy section at Target in Ballwin, Mo., on Black Friday. Retailers had a good Thanksgiving weekend, but keeping customers coming into stores is a challenge as Christmas nears.

The retail industry is in a festive mood after the Thanksgiving weekend shopping spree produced larger-than-expected traffic in stores and record-setting online sales.

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