Well new stores that are open and haven't made any real profit are in the red zone and on "black friday" after they make enough profit they are all usually in the black zone witch gets them set for the year. Hope this helped!
I just googled this today now that they are starting to do Black Friday sales in Canada ! Um... I forget the exacted answer but it has something to do with stores moving from being in the red financially to black .Any way I'm happy I get the sales up north now too:) Ty USA holiday !
Just like Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, Thanksgiving, and later in history, Black Friday signify the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. It has been this way since 1924, when Macy’s held its first Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. For the past 89 years Thanksgiving has been uniquely associated with shopping and consumerism. The holiday parade is a Thanksgiving tradition, but it is also a three-hour advertisement for Macys and a surefire way to get potential shoppers in the door.
The name Black Friday has other connotations as well, and in this day and age it’s difficult to decipher the facts from the myths. It is said that in the 1950s, people working in industrial factories referred to the day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday because so many people didn’t show up for work. Whether these people were out bargain hunting or simply comatose from too much holiday fun, no one knows.
When stores make a lot if money, they say that they're in the 'black zone' and when they're making a normal amount of money they say that they're in the 'red zone.' Because of the sales, stores are in the 'black zone' and, obviously, it's one a Friday, so they gave it the name Black Friday.