WorldViews: Bargains and brawls: Britain embraces Black Friday

By Karla Adam, November 28, 2014

LONDON -- Britons are famously experts at queuing, but scenes on Friday proved they are also very good at stampeding into stores and trampling all over each other in the rush for a good deal.

Of all the American traditions to gain traction in Britain in recent years -- many celebrated Thanksgiving this year as my colleague Daniela Deane pointed out -- British retailers are probably most grateful for “Black Friday.”

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