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Cyber Monday tipped to break US ecommerce sales record Falling Black Friday footfall raises concerns for future of weaker chains.  Cyber Monday tipped to break US ecommerce sales record. Cyber Monday is shaping up to be the biggest day ever for US ecommerce sales after fewer shoppers visited bricks and mortar stores on Black Friday, according to initial data that highlight Amazon’s continued disruption of retail. Visitor numbers across the US retail sector on Thanksgiving…

The compressed shopping season has brands trumpeting early discounts. What’s in a name? The thing we call a Black Friday deal on any other day would still be a bargain. And so a host of retailers are taking advantage of the declining relevance of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that was once a shopping bonanza, to advertise Black Friday-level discounts this week, 11 days ahead of schedule. On Monday, Home Depot emailed its customers…