A2: Business

The Toledo Blade, in an article about Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, interviews David Fry of Ann Arbor-based Fry Inc., which develops websites for retailers like Crate & Barrel and Godiva Chocolates. Fry says retailers aren’t likely to make radical changes in their marketing: “The holidays are too important to retailers’ year-long revenues. They tend to fall back on what is safe and reliable, even more so when it is a bad holiday like it is now.” [Source]