Michael McNamara


Super Saturday Confusion: December 17 or 24?

Super Saturday

New York—In a holiday season already rife with retail hyperbole, there is what might be the "Big Kahuna" of all: the Saturday … [Read more...]

Black Friday Success Bolsters November Retail Comps

Black Friday Shoppers 2011

New York—A warmer than usual November along with consumers holding off spending for Black Friday weekend resulted in mixed … [Read more...]

October Comp Sales Up, But Still Disappointing

October Sales

New York—Major retailers reported today their October comparable store sales were up 3.4% in total from last year, but below … [Read more...]

Despite Irene, August Retail Comp Sales Rise

Bloomingdale's Manhattan flagship boarded up ahead of Hurricane Irene's landfall last week.

New York—While Hurricane Irene may have dampened retail sales especially on the East Coast, the storm didn’t hinder sales at … [Read more...]

May Same Store Sales Increase Albeit Modestly

May Sales

Washington—May retail sales rose again last month, but less than retail analysts had hoped as rising costs and gasoline prices may … [Read more...]

April Retail Sales Increase Better than Expected

Mall shopping photo

New York—While gas and food prices may be on the rise, a late Easter boosted retail sales results for April.Of the 25 … [Read more...]

Janurary Retail Sales Show Surprising Increase

January Retail Sales

New York—While the post-Christmas blizzard may have hampered December results, January’s ice, snow and sleet didn’t seem to keep … [Read more...]

Holiday Wrap Up: Christmas Week Sales Rose 4%-8%

Holiday Wrap Up

New York—Holiday shoppers keep retailers busier than usual last week. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and … [Read more...]

Report: Holiday E-Commerce Sales Hit $36 Billion

E-commerce

Purchase, NY—For a holiday selling season that is expected to hit an all time high, one channel continuing to show unprecedented … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales Update: November Gains Continue

As Christmas Day approaches, sales continue the uptick that began in November

Purchase, NY—Gifts under Christmas trees this year are likely to have more apparel, accessories and jewelry inside than last … [Read more...]

November Retails Sales Better then Expected

Retail sales

Black Friday doorbusters and other holiday promotions helped America’s top retailers beat Wall Street’s expectations for November. … [Read more...]

Revised Holiday Sales Forecast US Sales to Rise 3.2%

Holiday Sales

Chicago–Better than expected response to early sales promotions mixed with relatively mild weather throughout the country is … [Read more...]