Amazon has agreed to join other major retailers in France in delaying its Black Friday sales event. Some French shoppers say they're boycotting Amazon this Christmas in favor of local retailers.
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Black Friday, the biggest shopping day in the US, will be more like bleak Friday for brick-and-mortar retailers as shoppers continue their migration online. Still, city centers are here to stay.
Less spending is the last thing a pandemic-stricken global economy needs. To truly challenge extreme consumerism though, people need to look outside their own shopping habits for solutions, writes DW's Kristie Pladson.
Hundreds of Amazon workers in Germany have taken strike action on the same day the retailer holds its "Black Friday" sales drive. The union Verdi says tough conditions are making workers ill.
After a historic drop in sales due to the pandemic, retailers say further economic aid is now critical. The shift to online shopping has accelerated during lockdown, leaving Germany's bricks and mortar stores vulnerable.
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