Fri, 18th November 2016
Tesco to hold its biggest ever Black Friday event
18 November 2016 | by The Retail Bulletin
Running online and in-store from 21 November to 1 December, the event will see over 700 stores offering Black Friday deals. There will also be a wider range of products on offer including electrical, toys and home items.
This year 650 items will be on promotion during the Black Friday event up from 200 items last year.
Meanwhile, over 300 Tesco stores will be opening their doors to customers at 5am on Black Friday itself.
Tesco said last year's event saw its website receive seven orders per second with a total of 220,000 orders in the day. The bestselling ranges were TVs, tablets, gaming consoles and small domestic appliances. This year Tesco
Matt Davies, Tesco UK and ROI chief executive, said: "We're already offering customers market leading prices on the most loved toys this Christmas, and now we're launching our best ever Black Friday event, providing customers with more time than ever before to take advantage of some great deals."
This year's event will start at 9am on Monday 21 November on the Tesco Direct website and at 5am on Friday 25 November in the majority of Tesco Extra stores. Some 24 hour Extra stores will close from midnight on Thursday 24 November until 5am on 25 November to prepare for the event.
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