- Now that online shopping is so prevalent and the economy is a little wobbly, Professor Jane Thomas said stores are having to do something different to bring increasingly savvy customers into their stores. This year, the trend is for stores to open on Thanksgiving Day.
- In early shopping studies, Thomas and Peters found that shoppers band with other family members or friends to plan shopping trips with military precision.
Winthrop University, "Professors Watch Shoppers Reaction to Thanksgiving and Black Friday Shopping" (2013). Winthrop News 2013. 253.