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Capturing Shoppers’ Hearts: Valentine’s Day Spending & Traffic

by Bill McCarthy on 02-09-18

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday, which means that this weekend (Sat., 2/10 & Sun., 2/11) will likely see an increase in Valentine’s Day spending and traffic, compared to weekend averages for the year. Our analysts predict that retailers will benefit on the day before and the day of Valentine’s Day, as love-struck...

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End-of-Year Wrap Up: 2017 Retail Holiday Season Results

by Brian Field on 01-08-18

With the holiday season behind us, it’s time for retailers to complete the process of evaluating end-of-year performance through analyzing 2017 retail holiday season results. A proper holiday analysis will put any team in a solid position to showcase results to key stakeholders, and allow for the appropriate recognition of top performers. While final annual traffic...

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Midseason Briefing: Top 5 Holiday Traffic Highlights 2017

by Bill McCarthy on 12-14-17

If, in the midst of all the holiday pandemonium, you happen to be a bit behind on your email, gift shopping or, say, online reading, then this post is exactly what you need. We’ve compiled a list of ShopperTrak holiday traffic highlights that’s sure to fill you in on the season’s top traffic trends. Without...

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Preview: 2017 Super Saturday Shopping Trends

by Brian Field on 12-12-17

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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Busiest Shopping Hour of the Year?

by Bill McCarthy on 12-04-17

Knowing when shoppers shop: the busiest shopping hour of 2017. Think you know what the single busiest shopping hour of the year is? Better yet, do you feel as though you absolutely know whether US shoppers prefer to hit the stores in the morning, mid-afternoon, or the evening? No matter what your gut instinct may...

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2017 Black Friday Weekend Shopper Visits Report

by Brian Field on 11-28-17

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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3 Data-Driven Insights into Black Friday Foot Traffic 2017

by Brian Field on 11-08-17

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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3 Key Effects of 2017 Retail Calendar Shifts, this Holiday

by Brian Field on 10-31-17

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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