By George MacDonald2019-12-05T12:00:00+00:00
Black Friday beat expectations as sales and footfall surged. PwC head of consumer markets Lisa Hooker joins Retail Week executive editor George MacDonald to discuss the promotional extravaganza, how the final weeks of peak will play out and what’s in store for retail in the new year. Don’t have time to watch right now? Download the podcast to listen whenever you like
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