Small Business Saturday saw a record 112 million shoppers this year, setting a new record for the retail event. This was a 13% increase over last year’s SBS.
Part of this increase is greater awareness with 72 percent of U.S. consumers now know about Small Business Saturday. That’s a slight uptick from the 70 percent in 2015. Additionally, almost nine in 10 Americans view small businesses favorably, according to a poll conducted on behalf of the Public Affairs Council.