With Cyber Monday 2019 expected to be another record-breaker, Pope Francis has a warning for shoppers.
Speaking at the Vatican on one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year, Pope Francis has said people should "resist the dazzling lights of consumption" ahead of Christmas.
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.
China's annual online shopping blitz is expected to break sales records despite the country's slowing economy. Organizer Alibaba says sales in the first hour were up 32% on last year's early haul.
Special promotion days such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday have slowly but surely changed Germany's retail landscape. More and more consumers are hoping to secure deals, but that doesn't mean everyone is happy.
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