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MARSHAL COHEN’S NPD BLOG: STORES SAVED BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND

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As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we are reprinting a blog posting from Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst for NPD Group. The original post ran here.  That’s right. Despite the surge of online and Thanksgiving Day  in-store sales, combined with the less-than-stellar Friday  in-store sales, retailers got the …

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Marshal Cohen’s NPD Blog: “Showcasing” Shakes Up Retail

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As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we are reprinting a blog posting from Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst for NPD Group. The original post ran here.  “Showcasing” Shakes Up Retail Ironically, the increasing number of consumers migrating to online shopping has reinforced the importance of brick-and-mortar stores, making …

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NPD’s Marshal Cohen Takes a Peek at What’s Going on in Holiday Retailing

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Port Washington, NY—I recently ventured to a local shopping mall with a group of NPD colleagues to check out the post-Thanksgiving retail scene. Although the stores weren’t Black Friday-esque in terms of traffic, and no consumers had to squeeze their way through doors, the resemblance to Black Friday sales was …