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Wal-Mart delivers biggest shopping day of the season

9:50 AM, Nov 29, 2013   |    comments
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BENTONVILLE, ARK. -- Black Friday numbers are already in from some major retailers. Wal-Mart said it served more than 22 million customers this year.

According to a release, Wal-Mart processed more than 10 million register transactions in its stores from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

What were Wal-Mart's top sellers nationwide? (online and in-stores)

- big screen televisions
- iPad mini
- Laptops
- XBOX ONE
- PS4
- Call of Duty Ghosts

Wal-Mart said it also sold 2.8 million towels, 2 million televisions, 1.4 million tablets, 300,000 bicycles and 1.9 million dolls.

Wal-Mart said SLR digital cameras and hand-held video games were some of the most popular items on walmart.com

"We said Black Friday is the Super Bowl of retail, we ran a play that only Wal-Mart could deliver and our customers loved it," said Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart U.S. "Our Black Friday events were bigger, better, faster, cheaper and safer than ever. More customers chose us, we had the prices and products they were looking for, and we're not finished yet. Helping families get ready for a great Christmas - and get a lot of great deals while they're at it - is exactly what we're going to continue to do."

Wal-Mart also gave its hourly store associates $70 Million in holiday pay. That was given on top of quarterly bonuses that full and part-time store associates receive based on their store's third quarter performance.

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