With Black Friday sales starting earlier and many retailers offering even deeper price cuts this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Best Stores for Black Friday as well as accompanying videos.
WalletHub surveyed nearly 8,000 deals from 29 of the biggest U.S. retailers’ 2019 Black Friday ad scans to identify the stores offering the biggest discounts in various product categories such as “Appliances,” “Jewelry” and “Toys.”
The following are some highlights from the report:
|Best Black Friday Retailers (Avg. % Discount)|
|1. Stage (69.83%)|
|2. Belk (66.92%)|
|3. Bealls Florida (62.56%)|
|4. JCPenney (60.97%)|
|5. Kohl’s (57.10%)|
|6. New York & Company (56.27%)|
|7. Dick’s Sporting Goods (52.27%)|
|8. Kmart (51.84%)|
|9. Sears (49.25%)|
|10. Fred Meyer (47.14%)|
- Stage has the highest overall discount rate at 69.83 percent, whereas Ace Hardware has the lowest at 11.77 percent.
- The overall average discount for Black Friday is 40 percent. Consumers should aim for this discount amount or higher to avoid Black-Friday traps.
- The “Apparel & Accessories” category has the biggest share of discounted items, 22.80 percent of all offers, whereas the “Consumer Packaged Goods” category has the smallest at 3.04 percent.
To view the full report and each retailer’s rank in all product categories, please visit: