Holiday Shopping

Reports from the Shopping Cart: Retailers Speak Up about Black Weekend


Washington and New York—Mixed reports about Black Weekend shopping came in this morning as retailers, analysts and trade … [Read more...]

Shoprunner: 85% of Members Plan to Shop on Cyber Monday Instead of Today

Cyber Monday

San Mateo, CA—While it may be busy at retail and online today with Black Friday specials, ShopRunner, the members-only online … [Read more...]

Urbanspace Opens Expanded Union Square Holiday Market

Union Square Holiday Market

New York—Urbanspace and the Union Square Partnership have welcomed back more than 150 small businesses to the new and improved … [Read more...]

Despite Earlier Promotions, Few to Start Shopping Before Thanksgiving


Chicago—In its annual shopping survey of 1,919 U.S. Consumers, A.T. Kearney said today that despite holiday promotions starting … [Read more...]

Early Promos, Great Deals Put Traditional Gift Card Buyers in Gift Wrapping Mode

Gift Cards

Washington—While gift cards remain the most requested holiday gift, they seem to have fallen off consumers’ shopping lists this … [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...]

Expert Opinion: How to Entice Holiday Shoppers This Year


Pamela N. Danziger is an internationally recognized expert specializing in consumer insights for marketers targeting the affluent … [Read more...]

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...]