Bill Martin


November Sales Up Despite Thanksgiving Weekend Decline

Holiday Shopping

Chicago—Early promotions in November proved beneficial as preliminary sales numbers show an encouraging gain for the holiday … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Payers Spoiler to Top Sales Day of the Year

Super Saturday

Chicago–Black Friday may have the reputation of being the biggest sale day of the year, but that may soon change. Watch out for … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak Expects Increased Conversion Rates for Holiday

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Chicago—The “Holiday Creep” is on—and getting even more pronounced. Over the past few years, ShopperTrak reports that there’s … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak Bows Real-Time, Expanded Retail Measurements

ShopperTrak

New York—ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of insights into shopper behavior and retail analytics, is known for providing … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Chills at Retail and Everywhere

Google Glass on the runway. Consumer interest in wearable tech is on the rise, NPD reports

New York—Americans just can’t seem to stop talking about the Arctic blast (known as the “polar vortex”) that froze nearly everyone … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak: Holiday Sales Rose 2.7%, Ahead of Estimate

Holiday Sales

Chicago—Despite the shortened holiday season and extreme weather in many areas of the country in the weeks leading up to … [Read more...]

Sales Soften for Final Holiday Shopping Week

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Chicago—Retailers will soon be ending their holiday season, sending shoppers and employees homes to enjoy their Christmas … [Read more...]

7 Days and Counting: Holiday Shoppers Wait for Discounts

Last Minute Holiday Shopping

Chicago/New York—Snowstorms that hit much of the Midwest and Northeast last weekend may have hindered some holiday shopping, but … [Read more...]

Following “Black Weekend” In-store Holiday Shopper Activity Falls

Holiday Shopping

Chicago—Even if sales weren't as mammoth as retailers hoped over “Black Weekend,” the annual holiday promotion did serve to bring … [Read more...]

“Black Weekend” Totals: Retail Sales Up, Store Shopper Traffic Down

Black Friday

Chicago–It’s a weekend that retailers anticipate and dissect to figure out where trends may be taking their business. And Black … [Read more...]

Traffic, Sales Up on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday

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Chicago—Black Friday Creep evidently worked. As most major retailers added early opening hours on Thanksgiving Day, the lure of … [Read more...]

Get Ready: ShopperTrak Predicts 10 Busiest Days This Holiday

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Chicago—For all the early holiday shopping preparations, retailers can expect to see more shoppers making last minute purchases … [Read more...]