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Reports from the Shopping Cart: Retailers Speak Up about Black Weekend

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Washington and New York—Mixed reports about Black Weekend shopping came in this morning as retailers, analysts and trade associations relayed statements about sales. Some reported strong foot traffic even on Thanksgiving night. Others says traffic is for in-store sales and that Cyber Monday may actually wind up being the strongest …

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Expert: Why Some Retailers Will Opt Out of Black Friday

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Stevens, PA–REI, a co-op retailer whose members pay a fee to belong, got unimaginable publicity with its announcement that its stores will remain closed on Black Friday! #OptOutside–which encourages its members to spend the day with family and friends enjoying the outdoors–is perfectly on-brand. But even more important, it got …

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NPD’s Cohen: “Holiday 2014 Better than Reported”

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Port Washington, NY—Holiday 2014 was better than reported. Black Friday and holiday sales are not the same as we remember from past years, so traditional measures and apples-to-apples comparisons will not accurately report true holiday sales performance anymore. The 2014 holiday season did just fine–it just looked a lot different. …

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Thanksgiving Week Retail Analysis: Merchants’ Strong Performance throughout Weekend Outperforms Industry

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Petaluma, CA –An enormous increase in mobile shoppers, conversation rates that held steady and cumulative AOV actually increased over Black Weekend.In a report from MarketLive, a leading Total Commerce platform for high-growth merchants, retail performance statistics for its platform customers during the four-day shopping weekend starting at Thanksgiving. An analysis …

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Black Friday Sales Drop as Shopping Trend Shift: NRF

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Washington—Early holiday promotions even before Thanksgiving, the continued growth of online shopping, and an improving economy changed the way millions of people approached the biggest shopping weekend of the year. According to NRF’s Thanksgiving Weekend Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 55.1% of holiday shoppers were or will …

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Predictions for Top Social Media Trends at Retail

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Seattle—For 2013, retailers largely surpassed their sales goals despite a relatively short shopping season, poor weather conditions and weak consumer confidence. That was due in part to retailers’ proactive use of social media campaigns, deeply discounted deals, free shipping and last-minute customers rushes. Blueocean Market Intelligence analyzed the online data …