Walmart reported strong Black Friday crowds as shoppers jammed stores seeking bargains on the busiest shopping day of the year.
Though some pushing and shoving was reported, Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., told reporters on a conference call today that "any time you get more than 22 million people together you're going to have some behavior you're not proud of." He said the number of incidents was down from last year.
The world's largest retailer said it expects this year's sales to top last year, when 22 million customers were served on Thanksgiving Day.
From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Walmart processed more than 10 million register transactions in its stores, the chain reported. To help control crowds, Walmart handed out 1 million wristbands for popular products, allowing people to shop while they waited for deals.
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