Black Friday shopping is not nearly as frenzied this year

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Shoppers in Murrieta get deals on purchases during Black Friday, Nov. 27. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Like the rest of the nation, the typical frenzied rush of shoppers camping out overnight and waiting in long lines associated with Black Friday in America didn’t quite materialize in southwest Riverside County this year. Another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with widespread adoption of online shopping by the U.S. consumers, Black Friday resembled most other Saturdays during the holiday shopping season. “Shoppers are spreading out their shopping throughout the holiday season because of concerns about social distancing and the pandemic,” Brian Field of Sensormatic Solutions said. “This was compounded by retailers not offering as many in-store doorbusters and the increasing adoption of e-commerce.” While shoppers did head out in the early morning hours to wait in l
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