After Halloween, Black Friday becomes latest UK retailing import from US

November 25, 2014 2:15 PM

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After Halloween, Black Friday becomes latest UK retailing import from US

FILE - This is a Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 file photo of shoppers at the entrance to Asda supermarket store in West Belfast, Northern Ireland after at least one person was injured and taken to hospital from the store earlier Friday, as shoppers rushed to get their hands on sale deals for their Black Friday event. Halloween and Mother’s Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States. Shopping on the day after Thanksgiving is becoming a thing in Britain, too even if the country doesn’t celebrate Turkey day thanks mainly to the marketing efforts of major retailers. Asda, is owned by U.S. retail giant Walmart, (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, FILE) (The Associated Press)

LONDON – Halloween and Mother's Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States.

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