Kohl’s To Hire 10% More Seasonal Employees This Year


Menomonee Falls, WI—Kohl’s provided some optimism for the upcoming holiday shopping season with its announcement today that it … [Read more...]

July Retail Comp Sales Give Surprising Results

Do July comparable store sales indicate good things for the back to school season?

New York—Credit the stifling temperatures in many parts of the nation that sent consumers indoors seeking refuge in the cool of … [Read more...]

August Back to School Sales Expected to Rise 4%

Back to School graphic

Chicago—While the U.S. Commerce Department’s report today indicates the overall U.S. economy may be slowing, back to school … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak Holiday Recap: More Sales by Fewer Shoppers


Chicago—Traffic at bricks and mortar locations may have fallen during the holiday 2011 season, but shoppers in those stores spent … [Read more...]

Day After Christmas Sales Rose Nearly 26%

Shoppers flocked to stores on Monday to use their gift cards--or return and exchanges gifts, too.

Chicago  and Port Washington, NY–This year, the day after Christmas was called “Mega Monday.”And according to ShopperTrak, a … [Read more...]

Last Minute Shoppers Hit the Aisles

Holiday Shoppers

New York—Retail analysts sometimes refer to today as “Father’s Day” or the day that many men begin their holiday shopping.“I … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak: Last Minute Shopping Surge to Help December Sales

Last Minute Holiday Shopping

Chicago—The last minute crunch is on!According to ShopperTrak’s latest report released Wednesday,  holiday shoppers last week … [Read more...]

Forecast: Brick and Mortar Shopping to Crest This Week

“Consumers are seeking the deal all season, and the deals are just now starting to shape up..." Marshal Cohen of NPD Group said.

New York—As holiday sales come down to the wire this Saturday, expect to see more shoppers at brick and mortar retail, several new … [Read more...]

Black Friday Sales Surge, But Will Spending Continue?

Shoppers began lining up outside Macy's Herald Square about 6 p.m. Thursday for a midnight Black Friday opening. (Photo: Stan Honda/AFP)

New York—First the good news: the hype around Black Friday apparently has paid off with shoppers out in record numbers—some … [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...]

July Retail Sales Surprise, Stronger Than Expected


New York—Although July retail sales were down from a year ago, many retailers defied doom and gloom expectations to post … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Retail Sales Increase 5.8%

Mother's Day

Chicago--They did it for Mom.National retail sales were boosted the week before Mother’s Day as shoppers “cautiously” returned … [Read more...]