Bill Martin


Report: Retail Store Traffic Decreases More Than 7% During Government Shutdown

The first U.S. government shutdown in 17 years lasted only 16 days but its impact continues, economists say.

Chicago—Think the 16-day U.S. government shutdown and battle over the debt ceiling stalemate is just some political ploy that has … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak: Holiday Sales to Rise Less Than 2012

Christmas Shopping

Chicago—In one of the first sales forecasts for the 2013 holiday season, ShopperTrak today predicted that retail sales in November … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak: Late Season Shoppers Help Holiday ’12 Rally

Shopping

Chicago—Procrastinating shoppers—many of whom waited until the weekend before Christmas to finish their shopping—helped push total … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak: Last-Minute Shoppers a Gift to Retailers

Holiday Shopping

Chicago--While retailers experienced a healthy bump up in their sales ending Super Saturday, Dec. 22, total retail sales fell 2.5% … [Read more...]

Report: Holiday Retail Sales Up, But Lagging Last Year’s Results

In an effort to capture last minute shoppers, Macy's now-misnamed “One Day Sale” will last from 7 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, until 7 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23. At that point, the sale will end, but Macy’s will remain open for the remainder of the day.

Chicago—First the good news: Super Saturday, Dec. 22, is expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year for retailers … [Read more...]