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Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

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New York— Black Friday creep—expanding sales and promotions beyond the traditional one the Friday after Thanksgiving—may have had an unintentional effect. Consumers may be lured in by promotions but purchasing isn’t as strong as hoped for. According to several metrics, November comparable store sales were modest—actually decelerating from October increases. …

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The 2013 List of Most Admired Online Retailers, Consumers’ Favorites

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Washington–These days there seem to be more e-commerce sites than there are stars in the heavens. But which online retailers are the best and the brightest in the Internet universe? Polling the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Shop.org members, Stores Media asked survey participants to name “the e-commerce retailer they …

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Good Tidings: December Comp Sales Better Than Expected

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New York—Despite unpredictable weather and politics in Washington, retailers managed to beat what had been lowered expectations for December comparable store sales. Of the 17 or so major retailers reporting today (excluding drugstores), total December comparable store sales rose 4.5%, topping analysts’ estimates for a 3.3% increase. Even better, the …

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Retail Report Reveals “Best” and “Worst” Retailers of 2012 Season?

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Charleston, SC—How do you measure what makes a retailer the “best” or “worst” of 2012? Well, According to America’s Research Group (ARG), which today released its Updated Retail Report, you have to taken into account customer retention. “A well-marketed, well-merchandised retailer needs to retain 80% or more of its customer …