Local retailers getting ready to go for Black Friday

As the shoppers come through, local retailers are taking this week one day at a time.

“From Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, we’ll put in several hundred man hours,” Menards general manager Brandon Clark said.

All to make sure everything is prepared for Black Friday.

“How are we executing,?” Clark said. “Are we doing everything right? Do we have every bit of our product out? Are the shelves stocked fully?

Fully-stocked shelves might be an understatement.

“We move thousands of products to bring in thousands more for this one-weekend event,” Clark said.

Hoping to attract as many shoppers as possible.

“Last year, it took at least 45 minutes to completely get everyone through the door that was waiting,” Target executive team lead of service and engagement Allison Mazur said.

Luckily, Mazur hasn’t seen anybody get hurt.

“This is my second Black Friday actually, so nothing yet,” Mazur said.

She says it can be challenging to tell customers when a product sells out.

“It’s almost a little troubling when those deals go so fast and you can’t help everyone,” Mazur said.

But their goal is to always make every shopper happy.

“Bringing that joy to our guests is really what we’re looking forward to,” Mazur said.

And Clark understands none of this could be done without a team effort.

“When you take a store starting on Monday and it looks one way, and by Wednesday afternoon, it’s completely changed around,” Clark said. “It’s a big undertaking, it’s a huge feat and everybody’s pretty darn proud of themselves for it.”

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