Michael Niemira


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...]

Holiday Forecast: Sales to Rise, But Less than 2010

Christmas Shoppers

Chicago—Two retail studies released this week predict 2011 holiday sales will rise only 3%, compared with 2010’s 4.1% gain—not … [Read more...]

Late Easter a Boom to April Sales?

Easter

New York--As Sunday approaches, there’s may be more than the Easter bunny jumping for joy. Retailers are likely see a surge in … [Read more...]

March Sales Increase Modestly

Retail Sales

New York—While bad weather, rising gasoline prices and a later Easter lead retail analysts to forecast March retail sales would … [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...]

Back to School Bolsters Sept. Sales

Back to School

As parents bought back to school merchandise closer once again, September retail sales showed solid gains besting Wall Street’s … [Read more...]

Back to School Study: Fewer Shoppers but More Spending

Back to School graphic

Chicago—As the back-to-school season begins--the second most active retail season behind Christmas--ShopperTrak predicted Tuesday … [Read more...]