Experts Say People Spending More This Back Friday Than Last Year

CHARLOTTE, NC. — The busiest shopping day of the year is coming to a close. Industry experts say people are spending more this Back Friday than last year.

People pouring into Charlotte Premium Outlets Friday, braving the weather to get what they came for.

Analysts say Black Friday sales should be even bigger than a year ago. They are expected to hit $23 billion, up from $21 billion last year.

For some it was about the savings, for others like Kevin Knight and his three daughters, it was a family affair.

“We don’t always come out on the Black Friday, but just to come out and get out of the house. It’s nice out, just a little chilly, so we decided it would be fun to come out and just see what’s here,” says Knight.

Industry experts expected 116 million people to shop today.