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Mother’s Day Retail Sales Increase 5.8%

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Chicago–They did it for Mom. National retail sales were boosted the week before Mother’s Day as shoppers “cautiously” returned to stores. Fewer trips to stores by consumers (driven by higher fuel costs) indicated more targeted purchasing. According to ShopperTrak, provider of store traffic-based information and shopper conversion analytics, national retail …

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Shoppertrak: Q1 Sales to Rise 2.2%

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Chicago—Winter’s woes—such as the post Christmas blizzard that struck the Northeast—actually may help retail sales in January, in effect extending the holiday selling season, ShopperTrak reported today. According to ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate (NRSE) retail sales for Q1, 2011 will increase 2.2% while the company’s Retail Traffic Index (SRTI) …

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Revised Holiday Sales Forecast US Sales to Rise 3.2%

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Chicago–Better than expected response to early sales promotions mixed with relatively mild weather throughout the country is already driving holiday traffic to malls and retail outlets. Consequently, ShopperTrak revised its 2010 holiday forecast—upward. According to the company’s Retail Sales Estimate (NRSE), sales during the upcoming holiday shopping season (November / …

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Back to School Study: Fewer Shoppers but More Spending

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Chicago—As the back-to-school season begins–the second most active retail season behind Christmas–ShopperTrak predicted Tuesday that it expects total. U.S. foot traffic to decline in August, but retail sales may still increase. While ShopperTrak predicts back-to-school traffic levels should decline 1.4% this year, the company says back-to-school performance will most likely …