Local retailers will need the Thanksgiving holiday to rest up for the biggest shopping day of the year. Thousands of shoppers are expected to flood local stores, trying to get the best bargain. Several stores are offering discounts, sales and early bird specials.
Some merchants we spoke with, say they already have a game plan to deal with the rush of shoppers on Friday. "We just try to put as many people as we can on the floor, make sure we have all people in the right spots, make sure we get all our stuff on the floor and try to do the best we can, and keep a smile on our faces," said Beth Boswell, Manager of Bath and Body Works.