Holiday Shopping

Study: Shoppers Getting a Jump on Holiday Shopping


Chicago--Every year the holiday shopping season seems to start earlier than the year before. New data from a survey conducted by … [Read more...]

MarketLive Holiday Wrap Up: Sales Increase 11.7% for Index Merchants

Holiday shopping on mobile devices

Chicago—And the holiday results keep coming in: the wrap-up numbers are in for Holiday 2014 for MarketLive merchants.From the … [Read more...]

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...]

JCPenney Reports Holiday Sales Comp Gain of 3.7%

JCPenney sent out this thank you to customers: "Thank you for helping us make this the most generous holiday ever. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!"

Plano, TX—Santa was good to JCPenney during the holiday season in 2014. The department store reported Tuesday that its comparable … [Read more...]

Retailers Estimate Holiday Return Fraud to Cost $3.8 Billion

Return Fraud

Washington--It may be known as a season of giving, but that isn't always the case for major retailers. Techniques and processes … [Read more...]

MasterCard: Initial Holiday Shopping Increases In-Line with Forecast


Purchase, NY--It may have been a hit or miss season as far as particular shopping categories are concerned, but overall, retail … [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...]

U.S. Spending Index Hits Highest Point in a Year

Holiday Shopping

New York—A leading consumer spending index has hit its highest point in nearly a year, giving a positive indicator for a … [Read more...]

While Other Holiday Retail Signals May Be Mixed, Gift Card Spending Is On the Rise

Gift Cards

Louisville, KY–Gift cards, the most desired holiday after for the past eight years, are more popular than ever with 70% of … [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...]