January 9, 2015

Retail spending growth for the holiday period totaled 3.2%, and Christmas Eve, not Black Friday, was the busiest spending day of the year.

January 8, 2015

In-store sales mostly showed small improvements in December 2014 compared to the prior year.

January 7, 2015

The holidays were at least moderately happy for in-store retailers.

January 5, 2015

Black Friday traditionally marks the first day of the holiday shopping season. During the most recent holiday season, millions of Americans have participated in the shopping frenzy, which according to CMO.com, accounts for nearly 40% of all annual sales.

January 5, 2015

It was a very happy holiday for online and mobile retailers in 2014.

January 5, 2015

Closing out the 2014 holiday shopping season, Internet retail traffic soared to new heights during the first weekend in January, according to Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Retail Index.

December 23, 2014

The weekend of Dec. 20-21, which included “Super Saturday” (the last Saturday before Christmas) saw the highest daily back-to-back Internet traffic from online consumer retail shopping activity since tracking began before the Thanksgiving weekend. 

December 19, 2014

With 2014 almost over, the looming question on everyone’s mind, of course, is whether holiday sales managed to live up to the (mostly) positive holiday forecasts from analysts and retail organizations. 

December 16, 2014

Consumers weren’t the only ones who were busy browsing gifts during Cyber Week 2014. 

December 15, 2014

The U.S. retail tradition of ‘Cyber Week’ is spreading north. 

December 15, 2014

In the last several years, restaurant revenue declined 22 to 45% during the post-Thanksgiving holiday period. 

December 12, 2014

Even in a digital age, young women still love shopping malls—especially during the holidays.

December 11, 2014

Retailers now stand at the two-thirds point of the Holiday shopping season, 41 days into the 61-day November-December statistical calendar—and two weeks until Christmas. 

December 9, 2014

If you’re like me, and you were curious about how Black Friday hype translated into retail sales, your head is spinning right about now. 

December 8, 2014

Year-over-year (YOY) retail dollar volume from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday grew 5.3%, a decrease from last year’s growth of 7.4%, according to First Data 2014 SpendTrend Holiday Shopping Spend Analysis, which examined consumer spending from more than one million merchant locations over the five-day period.

December 8, 2014
So the retail industry made it through another five-day Thanksgiving weekend, stretching from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. As the dust begins to settle and the pundits make their pronouncements, let’s look at a few technology lessons retailers can learn from this year’s kickoff to the all-important holiday sales season.   Little Mobile is All Grown Up
December 5, 2014

Shopping activity increased slightly from October in November 2014, but slumped compared to November of the previous year. 

December 4, 2014

Cyber Monday (Dec. 1) saw nearly 30% more online shopping activity than any other shopping day during the 2014 Thanksgiving-to-Cyber Monday holiday timeframe.

December 3, 2014

A new study shows just how diluted Black Friday has become to holiday shoppers: Twenty-eight percent of shoppers shopped in stores Nov. 22/Nov. 23 and 34% of shoppers chose to shop in stores the weekend after Black Friday (Nov. 29/Nov. 30), while 25% shopped on Black Friday, according to Kantar Retail.

December 3, 2014

The holiday season has kicked off in earnest over the past weekend, and we are optimistic about the growth trajectory forecasted for the holiday shopping season.

December 3, 2014

Omnichannel retailers that provide cross-channel offers to their customers are the big winners emerging from this year’s “Cyber Week.”

December 3, 2014

The holidays are approaching quickly and consumers are getting anxious about gift shopping.

December 2, 2014

Cyber Monday lived up to the reputation of the gloomy start of the work week, with Internet traffic attributed to online consumer retail shopping activities decreasing 25 points from the prior day.

December 2, 2014

Among brick-and-mortar retailers, Black Friday sales promotions remain a popular tactic for drawing customers into stores and combatting the shift toward online commerce.