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Businesses Operating In 'Uncharted Waters' – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 12/1/2020 at 4:35pm

John Taylor, owner at O.P. Taylor's, looks at his top-selling toy, Baby Yoda, from Disney's highly rated series, "The Mandalorian." (Times photos by Matt McGregor)

Business owners in Transylvania County waded into uncharted waters in operating on Black Friday this year.

The day arrived in the wake of a challenging, and, for some, a devastating year for small businesses because of the pandemic.

For many, Black Friday is reported to be a day of significant sales before moving into winter, while others say it's not as important. According to the National Retail Federation (NFR), in 2019, a record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday (Nov. 30), an increase of 14 percent over 2018's 165.8 million.

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