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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 conditions and weak consumer confidence. That was due in part to retailers’ proactive use of social media campaigns, deeply discounted deals, free shipping and last-minute customers rushes. Blueocean Market Intelligence analyzed the online data …

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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 in more traffic—and last week, following the Thanksgiving weekend event, sales and traffic decreased to “normal seasonal levels.” That’s the latest from ShopperTrak, a leading provider of retail shopper analytics. …

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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 an unintentional effect. Consumers may be lured in by promotions but purchasing isn’t as strong as hoped for. According to several metrics, November comparable store sales were modest—actually decelerating from October increases. …