Black Friday 2008 sales are upon us, which has everyone thinking retail.  Instead of exploring the Black Friday ads and Black Friday sales, this article explores the many ways that retailers are innovating to get people into their stores.

Scentvertising, stores made of cardboard, container stores, greenchitecture and employee free stores are just a couple of the ways that retailers are upping their game. 

In short, Black Friday 2008 sales might seem clever, but the retail innovations in this list go well beyond simple discounts and gimmicks.