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Preview: 2017 Super Saturday Shopping Trends

With the second busiest shopping day of the holiday season – December 23rd (aka ‘Super Saturday’) – only a week-and-a-half away, we’ve dug into our retail traffic data to pull out a few Super Saturday shopping trends and nuances  for 2017 that retailers will want to know about. Most important to note is that the...

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2017 Black Friday Weekend Shopper Visits Report

Strong Shopper Numbers Kick Off  Holiday 2017: Black Friday Weekend Shopper Visit Data Backs up 2016 Improvement of YOY Trends With Black Friday behind us and December, retail’s busiest month, just around the corner, the time has come to take a deeper look at shopper behavior during Black Friday Weekend 2017, the period spanning Thanksgiving...

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by Brian Field on 11-28-17 in Events, Industry Trends
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Canadian Black Friday, Shopping Trends Analysis

Canadian retailers, fear not! This year, ShopperTrak conducted an in-depth analysis of Canadian Black Friday retail traffic to better understand consumer shopping behavior across the country. Overall, we know that shopping behavior during the holidays in Canada is distinctly different than it is in the U.S. Specifically, the busiest shopping day across all of Canada...

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by Brian Field on 11-17-17 in Industry Trends
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3 Data-Driven Insights into Black Friday Foot Traffic 2017

Retailers, grab your notepads! With Thanksgiving Weekend around the corner, it’s high time to take note of ShopperTrak’s favorite Black Friday foot traffic trends for 2017. To devise our top three takeaways, ShopperTrak’s team analyzed 6 years of historical Black Friday foot traffic data. In order to prepare for the anticipated crowds, be sure to...

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by Brian Field on 11-8-17 in Industry Trends
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3 Key Effects of 2017 Retail Calendar Shifts, this Holiday

With 2017 holiday sales expected to increase by up to 4% YOY,  retailers looking to see similar sales bumps should consider the effects that the ever-changing NRF retail calendar will have on seasonal foot traffic.  Here are ShopperTrak’s 3 key 2017 retail calendar shifts to bear in mind this holiday season. Saturdays in December 2017...

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2017 Holiday Shopping Prediction: Top 10 Busiest Days

A retailer’s guide to ShopperTrak’s Top 10 Busiest Holiday Shopping Days, and how this 2017 holiday shopping prediction  was created, and why it matters. Super Saturday? Black Friday? Christmas Eve? Creating an accurate 2017 holiday shopping prediction — not to mention, the busiest days of the season — can be tricky business. This is especially true...

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Takeaways: 2017 Retail Back to School Season

Busiest Days, Calendar Shifts, Effect of Prime Day on the Retail Back to School Season With the 2017 retail back to school season now firmly in the past and the holidays on the horizon, it’s time to thoughtfully record and analyze 2017 BTS performance. The importance of learning from operational triumphs and failures while they’re...

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Increasing Retail Profitability Between Back-to-School and Black Friday

While at this year’s Retail Summit, I had a thought-provoking discussion with William Bennett, Retail Sales Analytics Manager at The Journeys Group, about seasonal associates and how to prepare for the holiday season (which I’ve blogged about in the past here and here). William, who had just come from our ‘Investment for the Holidays’ session,...

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Leveraging Data and Scheduling Associates, Key for Successful Retailers

We’ve all seen recent stories about the demise of physical retail — shuttering malls, brands declaring Chapter 11, and constant iterations of layoffs. The industry is undoubtedly in a stage of contraction; however, it’s not dying off. In fact, there are many brick-and-mortar retailers performing well and opening new stores. At the same time, many...

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by Brian Field on 6-30-17 in Industry Trends
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The Busiest Shopping Days for Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Every year, we at ShopperTrak analyze a wealth of historical shopper visit data in order to generate a list of the top ten anticipated busiest days for the holiday season. The list has proven to be highly valuable for physical retailers, as it highlights key dates with the greatest opportunity for generating sales. And, while...

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