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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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Report: Five Insights about the Shifting Retail Calendar

This year, Hanukkah and Christmas Eve both fall on the last Saturday before Christmas, dubbed Super Saturday, which is likely to have a dramatic impact on traffic on that day. That’s according to ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics. “Any holiday or retailer-specific event that moves around the calendar...

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by Brian Field on 9-26-16 in Industry Trends
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Change Management is More Important than Ever

Defined, change management refers to any approach to transition individuals, teams, and organizations to use methods intended to re-direct the use of resources, business process, budget allocations, or other modes of operation that significantly reshape a company or organization. A basic instance of change management in a retail setting is the implementation of headsets among...

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Traffic and its Value for Every Function

For certain leaders within retail organizations, the benefits of collecting retail traffic data are clear. For example, a store manager knows that a sales boost during power hours signals that staffing and foot traffic are successfully aligned. Yet, not all of traffic data’s benefits are so easily apparent, which can make it difficult for traffic...

by Kevin Kearns on 3-8-16 in Industry Trends
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Scheduling Associates to Traffic

While many consumers have yet to think about their holiday shopping, retailers have already estimated holiday hiring numbers, projected hours, and begun recruiting efforts. As retailers are checking items off of their holiday list and new staff members take the floor, it’s key that managers understand how to best leverage the additional support. And how...

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The Evolution of Retail Traffic Counting

Visual merchandising. Virtual merchandising. Endless aisles. Digital catwalks. Memory mirrors. Retailers are investing millions in new technologies to enhance the shopper experience and increase sales, putting a digital flare on in-store shopping. However, you still need an answer to the age-old question: does it work? More specifically, are the investments you’re making toward improving the...

by Chetan Ghai on 10-6-15 in Technology
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3 Tips to Improve In-Store Conversion

In our recent post Back to School Traffic Patterns Vary by Region, we pointed out that week-to-week traffic fluctuations in August were tied to school start dates, with traffic peaking the week before the school started. We also observed another common phenomenon: when traffic increased, conversion and average transaction size took a tumble. The first...

by Kevin Kearns on 9-30-14 in Industry Trends
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iPhone 6 Release May Cause Big Spikes in Electronics Retail Store Visits

On Tuesday, Apple announced the release of the iPhone 6, generating excitement in the tech world. Electronics retailers are expected to experience heavy store traffic in the weeks following the release, due to early demand for the new product. Statisticians here at ShopperTrak studied shopper visit data in the wireless and electronics industry, focusing on...

by Kevin Kearns on 9-17-14 in Industry Trends

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