Black Friday post-mortem: Sales didn't even beat the week before


The verdict is in: Black Friday wasn't that big a deal. But the good news for retailers is there's still plenty of holiday shopping to go.

The International Council of Shopping Centers released its report on sales for the week of Thanksgiving and found the numbers slightly below those from the week before. So despite all the deals advertised for Black Friday, reports that shoppers weren't buying more turned out to be true.