Black Friday sales up 7 pct; retailers look ahead

Shoppers wait in line to purchase electronic items on sale a Target store in Roswell, Ga., which opened at midnight on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 for the Christmas shopping season. Black Friday began in earnest as stores opened their doors at midnight. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks)

November 26, 2011 7:04:40 PM PST
The holiday shopping season got off to a strong start on Black Friday, with retail sales up 7 percent over last year, according to the most recent survey. Now stores just have to keep buyers coming back without the promise of door-buster savings.