September 4, 2015

As many of us grasp at the last moments of summer, those in the retail industry have one eye on the end of the year -- the time between November and December.

August 24, 2015

It’s almost September, which can only mean one thing: The annual blizzard of holiday sales forecasts is about to begin, and this year eMarketer is one of the first out of the gate.

August 24, 2015

For retailers, holiday planning means organizing and optimizing the entire enterprise to adequately handle a sustained period of increased consumer demand.

April 7, 2015

In a column I wrote between Black Friday and Christmas last year, I talked about how “apparel sales have been languishing”, and I mentioned that the “industry buzz is all about the struggles in apparel, where retailers just can’t seem to discount clothing enough to get things to pick up.”

February 4, 2015

Shopper traffic in January dropped 7% year-over-year as harsh winter storms amplified the shift of shopping to online and mobile, according to Euclid’s monthly retail benchmarks report which analyzes shopper activity and behavior during the month of January.

January 27, 2015

A survey conducted in eight world markets during the latter half of January 2015 revealed insights on online purchasing habits of consumers in winter.

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 9, 2015

From Valentine’s Day to Christmas, the year is filled with big moments for retailers – but a retailer’s strategy should be much more than a numbers game during these times.

January 8, 2015

Despite some surprising showings over the holiday 2014 shopping season, a report by RetailNext said that overall traffic at brick-and-mortar stores dipped 7.1% for the Nov. 30-Jan. 3 shopping period.

January 8, 2015

Despite some surprising showings over the holiday 2014 shopping season, a report by RetailNext said that overall traffic at brick-and-mortar stores dipped 7.1% for the Nov. 30-Jan. 3 shopping period.

December 29, 2014

 When it came to fulfilling holiday deliveries, Apple, Dell, Nordstrom and Zappos stood out among other major competitors.

December 29, 2014

The day after Christmas (Dec. 26) posted the highest traffic for online shopping, with 125 points, since the 2014 holiday shopping season began. 

December 23, 2014

“Super Saturday,” the Saturday before Christmas (Dec. 20), was not quite super for retailers expecting a sales bonanza. 

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 18, 2014

“Super Saturday,” the Saturday before Christmas (Dec. 20), looks to be a super day for retailers. 

December 18, 2014

When it comes to making online selections, Christmas shoppers are better late than never.

December 18, 2014

When it comes to making online selections, Christmas shoppers are better late than never.

December 17, 2014

The competition between British retail giants to come up with the most compelling TV ad grows more intense every holiday season.

December 16, 2014

Target Corp. is aiming last-minute holiday promotions at users of its Cartwheel mobile savings app and customers in need of product delivery or pickup. 

December 16, 2014

Target Corp. is aiming last-minute holiday promotions at users of its Cartwheel mobile savings app and customers in need of product delivery or pickup. 

December 16, 2014

Holiday shoppers who are having second thoughts about counting on Santa’s elves to build them toys have a new option.

December 15, 2014

More than half (56%) of Christmas shoppers surveyed typically have gifts left to purchase by the time "Panic Saturday,” the last Saturday to shop for holiday gifts before Christmas (also referred to as "Super Saturday"), rolls around.

December 15, 2014

More than half (56%) of Christmas shoppers surveyed typically have gifts left to purchase by the time "Panic Saturday,” the last Saturday to shop for holiday gifts before Christmas (also referred to as "Super Saturday"), rolls around.

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.