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Research Analyst: Holiday Retail “Could Be the Most Challenging” Ever

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Charleston, SC—While most recent holiday sales estimates predicted a tougher holiday retail season that previously expected, the latest from America’s Research Group (ARG) found that wary, budget-conscious consumers are struggling this year even more than believed and will be scrutinizing sales more than ever. According to ARG surveys: ●33% of …

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Retail Report Reveals “Best” and “Worst” Retailers of 2012 Season?

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Charleston, SC—How do you measure what makes a retailer the “best” or “worst” of 2012? Well, According to America’s Research Group (ARG), which today released its Updated Retail Report, you have to taken into account customer retention. “A well-marketed, well-merchandised retailer needs to retain 80% or more of its customer …

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Following Holiday Boom, Are Retail Sales Headed for a Bust?

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New York—While consumers continued their holiday shopping sprees last week following Christmas Day, several surveys indicate a pullback in spending may be setting in. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ISCS), which has been tracking sales at 24 major retailers throughout the holiday season, reported today that its ISCS/Goldman Sachs …