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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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ShopperTrak: Holiday Sales Rose 2.7%, Ahead of Estimate

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Chicago—Despite the shortened holiday season and extreme weather in many areas of the country in the weeks leading up to Christmas, retailers finished the 2013 holiday shopping season with increased sales, according to ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of insights into shopper behavior and retail analytics. ShopperTrak estimated that during …

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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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November Surprise: JCPenney Posts 10% Increase in Comp Sales

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Plano, TX—JCPenney has posted a 10% increase in comparable store sales in November, as the struggling department store retailer continues with efforts to turn around its business. During the month ending Nov. 30, which included the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, e-commerce sales were also strong, the retailer said, running well ahead …

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Cyber Monday: Biggest Online Shopping Day in History?

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Armonk, NY—Even when talking about a retail business where records are broken almost daily, preliminary Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, results sound impressive—“the biggest online shopping day in history.” Depending upon which set of data one believes, online sales grew more than general retail, including bricks and mortar. IBM Digital Analytics, …

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“Black Weekend” Totals: Retail Sales Up, Store Shopper Traffic Down

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Chicago–It’s a weekend that retailers anticipate and dissect to figure out where trends may be taking their business. And Black Weekend this year offered some mixed results. After releasing Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday results on Monday, ShopperTrak, a leading provider of shopper analytics, reported today full Black Weekend (Nov. …