Black Friday


Week in Review: News Stories That Could Spook You

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New York—Today may be Halloween (happy, happy) but for the nation’s retailers this frolicking holiday means only one thing: the … [Read more...]

Costco Confirms: Closed on Thanksgiving Day

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Seattle—Holiday creep may be turning Thanksgiving Day into an extension of Black Friday as retailers from Macy’s to Target and … [Read more...]

NPD: More Holiday Shoppers Waiting for Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

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Port Washington, NY–It may be more than a month off, but Black Friday, Cyber Monday, even “Grey Thursday” or Thanksgiving, top … [Read more...]

Predictions for Top Social Media Trends at Retail

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Seattle—For 2013, retailers largely surpassed their sales goals despite a relatively short shopping season, poor weather … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak: Holiday Sales Rose 2.7%, Ahead of Estimate

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

Latest Holiday Shopping Phenomenon: “Mobile Eve”

Dec. 24, or "Mobile Eve," should see an upswing in mobile commerce as last minute shoppers search for gifts.

New York—Thanks to the rise of mobile commerce, another landmark date is being added to retail holiday calendars: Mobile … [Read more...]

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

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

Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

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New York— Black Friday creep—expanding sales and promotions beyond the traditional one the Friday after Thanksgiving—may have had … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Holiday Season Must-Reads

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New York—It was a colorful week—what with all the extended Black Friday sales and a record setting day of online sales for Cyber … [Read more...]

November Surprise: JCPenney Posts 10% Increase in Comp Sales

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Plano, TX—JCPenney has posted a 10% increase in comparable store sales in November, as the struggling department store retailer … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday: Biggest Online Shopping Day in History?

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Armonk, NY—Even when talking about a retail business where records are broken almost daily, preliminary Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, … [Read more...]

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

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