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Understanding Shopping and Buyer Behavior is the Top Challenge for Retailers

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Chicago—ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics, held its tenth annual Users Group Conference in Chicago June 3 to 5. The event brought together nearly 200 retailers, executives, financial analysts, industry analysts and university academics to explore the topic of “Next Generation Retail Analytics.” “We were honored and thrilled to have …

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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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“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. …

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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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Report: Retail Store Traffic Decreases More Than 7% During Government Shutdown

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Chicago—Think the 16-day U.S. government shutdown and battle over the debt ceiling stalemate is just some political ploy that has little meaning in the “real” world? Think again: the gridlock has had a measureable impact at retail. According to ShopperTrak, a leading provider of shopper analytics, total retail store shopper …

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ShopperTrak: Late Season Shoppers Help Holiday ’12 Rally

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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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Preliminary Reports: Holiday Sales Worst Since 2008?

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Purchase, NY–Retailers will be hoping that their post Christmas sales help boost what some retail analysts say has been a lackluster season at retail. According to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse,which tracks all payment types including credit cards, cash and checks across apparel, electronics, luxurygoods, online and furnishings, holiday-related sales rose a …