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Retail Analytics Benefits: 5 Retail Pros who need Traffic Data

by Bill McCarthy on 03-14-18

Understanding how to use retail data is key to success in today’s accelerated retail landscape. It should come as no surprise that retail analytics continues to play an ever-increasing role in how the industry competes, affecting which businesses enjoy significant growth and which suffer losses. Data-driven decision-making presents retailers with new opportunities to determine what...

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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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2017 Holiday Sales, Commentary and Operational Influence

by Bill McCarthy on 10-25-17

Undeniably, it is critical for retailers to examine 2017 holiday sales projections in conjunction with historical and anticipated traffic data. At ShopperTrak, we slice and dice retail traffic trends down to the store level, in order to produce insights that help brick-and-mortar retailers optimize operations and improve store performance, and while  our busiest holiday shopping days prediction is major piece...

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2017 Holiday Shopping Prediction: Top 10 Busiest Days

by Brian Field on 10-10-17

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

by Brian Field on 09-21-17

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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How Store Traffic Directly Affects Staffing, Labor Hours

by Bill McCarthy on 08-14-17

Understanding in-store traffic is key to competing with the growth of online shopping. As retailers gear up for the holiday season, decisions about temporary staffing, labor hours, and how to staff individual stores could make or break the all-important fourth-quarter sales. Of course, everything in retail begins and ends with sales, notes Brian Field, senior...

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Not Quite Textbook: 2017 Back-to-School Traffic Prediction

by ShopperTrak Editors on 08-03-17

With the bulk — 67.7% — of back-to-school shoppers planning to begin shopping during the 3-4 week period that precedes their school district’s designated start date, and a purported $83.6 billion up for grabs this year, it’s high time for brick-and-mortar retailers to tie up loose ends on back-to-school strategies, check in on 2017 back-to-school...

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