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Revised Holiday Sales Forecast US Sales to Rise 3.2%

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Chicago–Better than expected response to early sales promotions mixed with relatively mild weather throughout the country is already driving holiday traffic to malls and retail outlets. Consequently, ShopperTrak revised its 2010 holiday forecast—upward. According to the company’s Retail Sales Estimate (NRSE), sales during the upcoming holiday shopping season (November / …

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Report: U.S. Retail Swings to Positive Momentum

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Purchase, NY—Retail sales in October continued a momentum that puts many fashion categories into strong positions heading into the holiday season, according to a MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse report released today. “Demand is picking up a bit,” said Mike Berry, SpendingPulse’s director of industry research. “It seemed that over the summer …