People visit at the Shops at Hudson Yards during early opening for the Black Friday sales in Manhattan, New York, November 27, 2020.
Eduardo Munoz | Reuters
Spending online on Black Friday this year surged nearly 22% to hit a new record, according to data from Adobe Analytics, as the Covid pandemic pushed more people to shop from the sofa and avoid crowded stores and malls.
Consumers spent $9 billion on the web the day after Thanksgiving, up 21.6% year over year, according to Adobe, which analyzes website transactions from 80 of the top 100 U.S. online retailers.
This makes Black Friday 2020 the second-largest online spending day in history in the United States, behind Cyber Monday last…