Michael Niemira


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...]