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ShopperTrak: Late Season Shoppers Help Holiday ’12 Rally

In Industry Experts, Industry News, What's New by Jeff Prine

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Chicago—Procrastinating shoppers—many of whom waited until the weekend before Christmas to finish their shopping—helped push total November/December holiday sales up 2.5%. According to results released today by ShopperTrak, the largest service that tracks retail foot traffic, total sales reached $248.8 billion during the two-month period (U.S. Commerce Department results are …

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Greenwich Jewelers Creates Online Auction to Benefit Sandy Victims

In Industry News, Marketing, Profiles, What's New by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

New York—After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, downtown Manhattan jeweler Greenwich Jewelers rallied the jewelry industry to help the relief effort. Starting today, the Sparkle for Sandy Relief Auction kicks into gear. The auction features donated merchandise from jewelers across the country, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Waves for …