January 27, 2015

E-commerce revenue continued its strong growth trend of recent year in 2014.

January 26, 2015

Consumers mostly spent within their means during the 2014 holiday season.

January 20, 2015

The Michaels Companies Inc. had plenty to smile about during the 2014 holiday season.

January 15, 2015

Best Buy Co. Inc. had a happy holiday season, but the New Year is not looking so bright.

January 15, 2015

Consumers enjoyed a very discounted holiday season. According to a new survey from Alliance Data Retail Services, there was a 12% increase in the number of consumers saving on holiday purchases using rewards, discount offers and coupons.

January 14, 2015

Total holiday sales, which include November and December sales, increased 4% to $616.1 billion, the largest percentage increase since 2011, according to the National Retail Federation.

January 13, 2015

While there were some reported ups and downs over the course of last year’s holiday shopping season, the early takeaway is that the season was, in the end, positive.

January 9, 2015

Gap Inc. should be happy to greet this year’s holiday season, based on its performance in the just-concluded 2014 holiday season.

January 8, 2015

Aeropostale did not deliver strong holiday sales in 2014.

January 8, 2015

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

January 8, 2015

Teen retailers had a “less dreadful” holiday selling season than was anticipated.

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 7, 2015

Retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers for the entire November-December 2014 holiday season totaled $53.3 billion, up 15% from the corresponding days last year.

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.

December 30, 2014

Although full results aren’t in yet, holiday e-commerce sales in 2014 look like a healthy improvement from 2013. 

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

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 23, 2014

Spend on prepaid gift cards is on the rise this holiday season, as a significant majority (70%) of shoppers plan to purchase gift cards this season, according to an interim holiday spending report released by Stored Value Solutions, a provider of gift cards and stored value services.

December 23, 2014

With the holiday shopping season officially in full swing, many retailers are facing the challenge of reaching consumers during this traditionally noisy time of year.  

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 19, 2014

The industry will lose an estimated $10.9 billion to return fraud this year, with  $3.8 billion accounted to this holiday season alone, up slightly from last year’s $3.4 billion. 

December 17, 2014

Retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers for the first 44 days of the November-December 2014 holiday season totaled $42.5 billion, up 15% versus the corresponding days last year. According to comScore.

December 16, 2014

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