Long lines have formed behind all the counters at Shoprite store at Ben Kiwanuka street in Kampala as hundreds of people rushed to snap up items whose prices have been slashed by almost half in what the retailer described as a Black Friday shopping spree.
People filled their trolleys and made frantic calls to friends and relatives to go and take advantage of the shopping bonanza.
Most bought were Coca Cola products whose prices have been slashed by as much as 50 percent. Shoppers have also been seen packing their trolleys with beers and groceries.
The bonanza seems to have favoured shop owners mostly who were seen packing the sodas and intoxicants on pick-ups and personal cars.
Black Friday is an American shopping tradition that is associated with retailers offering special offers for buyers on the Friday that follows Thanksgiving day. Yesterday November 24, was Thanksgiving day in the U.S