While it's still very early, so far so good:
- Kohl's said it delivered a "record-breaking" Thanksgiving, both in stores and online.
- On Thanksgiving Day, J.C. Penney said its website received the most visits of any day so far this year.
- Macy's said it's on track to sell more than 1 million coats, sweaters and fleece jackets by the end of the weekend.
GlobalData's preliminary tracking figures have already predicted total Black Friday sales to have risen the most since 2011. The National Retail Federation (NRF), the industry's trade group, is calling for an increase as much as 4 percent, with those results set to be released Tuesday afternoon.
Adobe Insights, which measures 80 percent of online transactions at 100 major U.S. retailers, said a record $5.03 billion was spent online by the end of Black Friday, an increase of 17 percent from 2016.