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Weather Impacts Super Saturday Shopping

Inquiries from retailers across the U.S. flooded our inboxes last week, as everyone, it seemed, wanted to know why Super Saturday shopping levels were not as high as many hoped they’d be. ShopperTrak and retailers alike were expecting a surge in traffic on Saturday, Dec. 17th, as well as higher levels of shopper visits throughout...

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by Brian Field on 12-22-16 in Holidays
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Black Friday Weekend: Which Retailers saw High Traffic Performance?

Certain retail categories saw greater opportunity and performance during Black Friday weekend. ‘Tis the season for shopping deals, steals, and discounts. As we reported in our previous post there wasn’t a major decline in shopper visits generally during this year’s Black Friday Weekend. However, we found that drilling into our Market Intelligence* tool revealed that a...

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Black Friday Data: Full Weekend Shopper Traffic Report

Now that all of our Black Friday data from the entire Thanksgiving weekend (Thurs. – Sun.) has rolled in, we feel confident in stating that our 2016 shopper visit data signals that the era of steep YOY declines in shopper visits around Friday may be coming to an end. This does not mean that shopper...

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What Store Traffic Data Reveals about Black Friday Shopping Trends

Just in time for Black Friday, which is ShopperTrak’s predicted busiest shopping day of the year, we’ve conducted an analysis of historical Black Friday shopping trends in order to glean meaningful takeaways for retailers. Our top three insights are revealed below. Before diving in, it’s important to call out one major theme we’ve noted in our...

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[Infographic] Portraits of Holiday Shoppers, by Generation

With traffic levels steadily rising as Black Friday, which is the anticipated busiest day of the year, approaches, retailers would be wise to take a moment to consider just who might come into their stores this holiday season. Naturally, the holidays mean that shoppers of all stripes will enter your stores’ doors — as such,...

by Bill McCarthy on 11-17-16 in Holidays
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Behind the Scenes: 3 Steps to Successfully Predict Holiday Traffic

Using Historical Traffic Data to Inform 2016 Holiday Planning  Hopefully, you’re already looking at your stores’ historical traffic data and planning for the 2016 holiday season, but if you haven’t gotten around to the analysis yet, or are looking for some tips to make sure you’re on the right track, ShopperTrak is here to help....

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by Brian Field on 11-10-16 in Holidays
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Top 10 Busiest Shopping Days of 2016

Wondering when to shop and when to not? Then, ShopperTrak’s list of busiest shopping days is exactly what you’re looking for. Unsurprisingly, we’ve granted Black Friday the top spot. However it’s quickly followed by Monday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 23, which are expected to be the second and third busiest shopping days, respectively. Check...

by Bill McCarthy on 10-19-16 in Holidays
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Associate Effectiveness Drives Seasonal Success for Apparel Retailers

Capitalizing on busy seasonal shopping periods is critical for apparel retailers. This year, the National Retail Federation predicts that total 2016 back-to-school sales will reach $75.8 billion, with a significant portion going toward apparel. The holiday season generates an estimated 19 percent of annual sales for apparel retailers, according to Cowen & Co., representing an...

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by Brian Field on 9-29-16 in Holidays
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Upcoming Holiday Preview: Calendar Shifts Could Benefit Retailers

It’s no secret that online shopping and changing consumer preferences continue to impact physical retail traffic. Despite the shifting landscape, retail sales remain largely intact and, more importantly, are expected to increase year-over-year this holiday season. November and December (NRF weeks 40 – 48) are known as primetime for physical retailers. Sales generated during this...

by Bill McCarthy on 9-21-16 in Holidays
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Infographic: Retailers’ 6 Steps to Holiday Success

Welcome to ShopperTrak’s Holiday Prep Series, a series of regular posts that aims to guide retailers through the busy holiday season by offering advice, best practices, and timelines for all things holiday. We’ll be here from now through January, writing articles, holding webinars, and producing great content that will help retailers keep their priorities in order as the...

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by Brian Field on 9-13-16 in Holidays
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