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ICSC: Last Minute Shopping Leads to Weekly Sales Gain

Price-off promotions like this one at Express have been stepped up in recent days

New York—Consumers waited once again till the last minute to shop for their holiday gifts, giving a gift to many … [Read more...]

Preliminary Reports: Holiday Sales Worst Since 2008?

Holiday Shopping

Purchase, NY--Retailers will be hoping that their post Christmas sales help boost what some retail analysts say has been a … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept.: October Retail Sales Slip—The Sandy Effect?

Consumers crowded in shopping lines ahead of Superstorm Sandy hitting the Northeastern coast.

Washington—Blame it on Hurricane Sandy, consumers pulling back on spending after splurging on back to school sales, or election … [Read more...]

Super Saturday Confusion: December 17 or 24?

Super Saturday

New York—In a holiday season already rife with retail hyperbole, there is what might be the "Big Kahuna" of all: the Saturday … [Read more...]

Black Friday Success Bolsters November Retail Comps

Black Friday Shoppers 2011

New York—A warmer than usual November along with consumers holding off spending for Black Friday weekend resulted in mixed … [Read more...]

October Comp Sales Up, But Still Disappointing

October Sales

New York—Major retailers reported today their October comparable store sales were up 3.4% in total from last year, but below … [Read more...]

Despite Irene, August Retail Comp Sales Rise

Bloomingdale's Manhattan flagship boarded up ahead of Hurricane Irene's landfall last week.

New York—While Hurricane Irene may have dampened retail sales especially on the East Coast, the storm didn’t hinder sales at … [Read more...]

April Retail Sales Increase Better than Expected

Mall shopping photo

New York—While gas and food prices may be on the rise, a late Easter boosted retail sales results for April. Of the 25 … [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...]

Report: Holiday E-Commerce Sales Hit $36 Billion

E-commerce

Purchase, NY—For a holiday selling season that is expected to hit an all time high, one channel continuing to show unprecedented … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales Update: November Gains Continue

As Christmas Day approaches, sales continue the uptick that began in November

Purchase, NY—Gifts under Christmas trees this year are likely to have more apparel, accessories and jewelry inside than last … [Read more...]