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Report: Retail Store Traffic Decreases More Than 7% During Government Shutdown

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Chicago—Think the 16-day U.S. government shutdown and battle over the debt ceiling stalemate is just some political ploy that has little meaning in the “real” world? Think again: the gridlock has had a measureable impact at retail. According to ShopperTrak, a leading provider of shopper analytics, total retail store shopper …

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ShopperTrak: Late Season Shoppers Help Holiday ’12 Rally

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Chicago—Procrastinating shoppers—many of whom waited until the weekend before Christmas to finish their shopping—helped push total November/December holiday sales up 2.5%. According to results released today by ShopperTrak, the largest service that tracks retail foot traffic, total sales reached $248.8 billion during the two-month period (U.S. Commerce Department results are …

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Preliminary Reports: Holiday Sales Worst Since 2008?

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Purchase, NY–Retailers will be hoping that their post Christmas sales help boost what some retail analysts say has been a lackluster season at retail. According to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse,which tracks all payment types including credit cards, cash and checks across apparel, electronics, luxurygoods, online and furnishings, holiday-related sales rose a …