Holiday Shopping


ShopperTrak Expects Increased Conversion Rates for Holiday

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Chicago—The “Holiday Creep” is on—and getting even more pronounced.Over the past few years, ShopperTrak reports that there’s … [Read more...]

Survey: Gift Givers Plan to Splurge on Friends, Family for Holiday

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Washington—American consumers are likely to throw their cautiousness to the wind this holiday season, upping the amount they plan … [Read more...]

NPD: More Holiday Shoppers Waiting for Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

Black Friday scramble for deals

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...]

Week in Review: Chills at Retail and Everywhere

Google Glass on the runway. Consumer interest in wearable tech is on the rise, NPD reports

New York—Americans just can’t seem to stop talking about the Arctic blast (known as the “polar vortex”) that froze nearly everyone … [Read more...]

December Comp Sales Were Up—But at a Price?

Blizzard Tarnish December Retail Sales

New York—Discounts may have helped comparable store sales rise 2.7% in December, but that stronger-than-expected increase often … [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...]

JCPenney “Pleased” with December Sales, Wall Street? Not So Much

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Plano, TX—JCPenney reported today that it was “pleased” with its holiday sales performance. However, Wall Street responded to the … [Read more...]

Holiday Online Report: Shopper Loyalty Wanes

L.L.Bean (along with Amazon) set the bar for customer experience excellence.

Ann Arbor, MI—The big chill that hit all states today (except Hawaii) is sure to help online sales as consumers stay warm … [Read more...]

Arctic Blast May Chill Post Holiday Sales

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New York—It’s not only millions of Americans who are filling the chill from the polar vortex. U.S. retailers who have felt the … [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...]

As Online Holiday Sales Rise, Does Self-Gifting Rise Too?

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Port Washington, NY—All indications are that online sales outperformed in-store sales during the Holiday 2013 season.In a … [Read more...]