Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Taubman is giving out free breakfast and mini massages to the workers at its shopping centers on Black Friday.
The move is part of an effort to make the notoriously stressful shopping day easier for everyone.
Taubman will also be handing out water bottles with the following slogan: “Retail therapy refresh.” The bottle will also say: “Relax. Take a deep breath. Smile.”
Free early-morning parking at centers where shoppers usually have to pay -- such as the Beverly Center in Los Angeles -- are also planned.
The tokens of appreciation for retail workers are part of Taubman’s “The Year of the Merchant” program, which kicked off at the beginning of 2009.