A number of national retail chains have decided to open their â€śBlack Fridayâ€ť sales earlier by starting on Thanksgiving. Some as early as 6am on that Thursday.
Those changes could trickle down to local retailers.
Shawn Lyons, Executive Director of the South Dakota Retailers Association says consumer demand is driving a lot of that.â€¦
Lyons says it puts pressure on local, instate retailersâ€¦â€¦
Lyons says the calendar is also a factor, with Thanksgiving late in the month this yearâ€¦