ShopperTrak on Holiday Sales Growth: A Tale of Two Months


Chicago—Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season was underway, ShopperTrak analysts predicted a 3.8% sales gain for … [Read more...]

Selfless to Selfish Shopping: More Than Half of Consumers Plan to Shop for Themselves During After-Christmas Sales


Austin, TX--If retailers think the worst of the holiday shopping season is over, think again. According to two recent surveys by … [Read more...]

Study Reveals the 12 Best Return Policies for 2014 Holiday Shopping


Angeles--The day after Christmas traditionally is International Exchange Day when consumers flock to the stores to return, … [Read more...]

Super Saturday Prevails in a Tight Battle for Number 1 Sales Spot

Super Saturday

Chicago–Super Saturday prevailed as predicted. Dec. 20, the last Saturday before Christmas had a 0.5% increase in Super Saturday … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Important News from Final Holiday Shopping Days

Dior Pre-Fall 2015

New York—With less than a week to go, here’s what the latest surveys and speculation reveal about what kind of holiday season 2014 … [Read more...]

Survey: More Than Half of Shoppers Typically Have Not Completed Their Holiday Shopping by Super Saturday

Holiday at Costco

Austin, TX—More than half (56%) of Christmas shoppers surveyed typically have gifts left to purchase that the time Saturday, Dec. … [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...]

ICSC: Last Minute Shopping Leads to Weekly Sales Gain

Price-off promotions like this one at Express have been stepped up in recent days

New York—Consumers waited once again till the last minute to shop for their holiday gifts, giving a gift to many … [Read more...]

Sales Soften for Final Holiday Shopping Week

Santa Carrying Shopping Bags

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

Week in Review: 10 Items to Read

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

New York—As we enter the final stretch of the holiday season, retailers may be keeping track of how many shoppers enter their … [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...]

As Super Saturday Approaches, Nearly Half Still to Complete Holiday Shopping

Super Saturday

Washington–Super Saturday, Dec. 21, could be one of the most super for retailers. Already forecast as having the potential to out … [Read more...]