Melee at the Mall: America Goes Shopping

By Tom Hall - 2013-11-29T12:35:42Z

Photograph by Tri-City Herald/Kai-Huei Yau/AP Photo

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Black Friday, so named as the day on which retailers begin to turn an annual profit, has been for nine years America’s busiest shopping day. Now there's growing competition from what’s fast becoming another major shopping day: Thanksgiving itself.

Left: Danielle Turner, left, compares shoe choices with her daughters Victoria, and Brianne, at a Kohl's store in Richland, Washington.