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December Shopping Prediction: Super Saturday Shopper Visits

In order to predict traffic on Super Saturday accurately, it is critical is to account for the ways in which calendar shifts affect December shopping behavior. ShopperTrak’s historical December shopping data clearly indicates a strong positive correlation between traffic levels and the calendar proximity of Super Saturday and Christmas Eve: the intensity of Super Saturday...

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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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Black Friday Shopping Trends: Shopper Visits Stronger than Anticipated

Shopper visits, busiest hours, and retail activity patterns remain consistent This year, in keeping with the Black Friday shopping  trends of the past few years, ShopperTrak anticipated that shopper visits would, once again, be down several percentage points YOY on Black Friday and Thanksgiving night. However, the preliminary Black Friday traffic results that came rolling in...

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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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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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