Black Weekend

The Thanksgiving Dilemma: Is Opening Really Worthwhile for Retailers?


New York—In between the questions on Facebook about what door busters go on sales when, some customers took to ranting on Target, … [Read more...]

50% of Americans Plan to Visit a Mall on Black Friday


New York--The 2015 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Black Friday Shopping Study shows more than 7 in 10 Americans … [Read more...]

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...]

November Retail Sales Comps Beat Estimate


New York—November comparable store may actually have not only beat economists’ estimates, but also surprised some retailers.In … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Week Retail Analysis: Merchants’ Strong Performance throughout Weekend Outperforms Industry


Petaluma, CA –An enormous increase in mobile shoppers, conversation rates that held steady and cumulative AOV actually increased … [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: 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...]

Target Confirms Huge Data Breach of Holiday Shoppers

Target Logo

Minneapolis—It’s every retailer’s nightmare, especially during a highly competitive holiday season where every sale makes a … [Read more...]

Week in Review: News Not to Miss

In an effort to improve its financial situation, Sears Holdings announced it plans to spin off its Land's End business.

New York—While it may be Friday the 13th—a traditionally an unlucky day—most U.S. retailers are probably rejoicing and racking up … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: November Sales Rise the Most Since June

Holiday Shoppers

Washington—As retailers face their shortest holiday selling season in recent memory from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the U.S. … [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...]

Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

Holiday Sales 2013

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