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Following “Black Weekend” In-store Holiday Shopper Activity Falls

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Chicago—Even if sales weren’t as mammoth as retailers hoped over “Black Weekend,” the annual holiday promotion did serve to bring in more traffic—and last week, following the Thanksgiving weekend event, sales and traffic decreased to “normal seasonal levels.” That’s the latest from ShopperTrak, a leading provider of retail shopper analytics. …

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Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

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New York— Black Friday creep—expanding sales and promotions beyond the traditional one the Friday after Thanksgiving—may have had an unintentional effect. Consumers may be lured in by promotions but purchasing isn’t as strong as hoped for. According to several metrics, November comparable store sales were modest—actually decelerating from October increases. …

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Traffic, Sales Up on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday

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Chicago—Black Friday Creep evidently worked. As most major retailers added early opening hours on Thanksgiving Day, the lure of deep discounts and doorbusters brought more shoppers into stores on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday (Nov. 28/29). In its post-Black Friday review, ShopperTrak, a leading provider of shopper analytics, estimated that, …

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OSHA: Crowd Management Critical During Holiday Sales

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Washington–With Black Friday looming 10 days away, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging retail employers to take precautions to prevent workplace injuries during major sales events, especially Black Friday which is expected to draw even more shoppers this year. “The busy shopping season …