Content about Easter

May 12, 2014

Consumer year-over-year spending growth of 4.1% gained momentum in April 2014 compared to the prior month’s growth of 3.1%, driven by warmer weather as well as the Easter shift into April this year, according to First Data SpendTrend analysis.

May 12, 2014

Consumer year-over-year spending growth of 4.1% gained momentum in April 2014 compared to the prior month’s growth of 3.1%, driven by warmer weather as well as the Easter shift into April this year, according to First Data SpendTrend analysis.

May 8, 2014

Many retailers reported better than expected sales in April, helped by warmer weather and a later-than-usual Easter. Gap Inc., L Brands, Costco Wholesale Club, The Buckle, Stein Mart and Zumiez all came in ahead of analysts estimates.

May 5, 2014

Walgreen Co. said that its same-store sales rose 7.6% in April, boosted by Easter-driven growth in front-end sales.

April 29, 2014

A shift in the Easter holiday from the third to the fourth quarter and severe weather negatively impacted financial results at 1-800-Flowers.com during the third quarter of fiscal 2014.

April 29, 2014

A shift in the Easter holiday from the third to the fourth quarter and severe weather negatively impacted financial results at 1-800-Flowers.com during the third quarter of fiscal 2014.

April 23, 2014

The eight-day run up to Easter 2014 fell shy of the previous year’s comparable period by 9.3% in traffic and 8.9% in sales.

April 23, 2014

The eight-day run up to Easter 2014 fell shy of the previous year’s comparable period by 9.3% in traffic and 8.9% in sales.

April 16, 2014

Retailers are preparing for a strong Easter shopping season, with shipments of “Easter” related items up more than 22% from 2013.

April 16, 2014

Retailers are preparing for a strong Easter shopping season, with shipments of “Easter” related items up more than 22% from 2013.

April 10, 2014

March was a so-so month for retailers, whose performance was impacted by unspring-like, cold temperatures in many parts of the country and a late Easter.

April 10, 2014

March was a so-so month for retailers, whose performance was impacted by unspring-like, cold temperatures in many parts of the country and a late Easter.

April 9, 2014

The average American celebrating the Easter holiday in 2014 will spend an average of $137.46 on apparel, food, candy, gifts and more.

April 9, 2014

The average American celebrating the Easter holiday in 2014 will spend an average of $137.46 on apparel, food, candy, gifts and more.

October 14, 2013

Retail leasing activity remained strong through the spring and summer months of 2013, according to Levin Management, which reports more than 295,000 sq. ft. of renewals and transactions from Easter through Labor Day.

June 27, 2013

Brick-and-mortar retail sales soared during this past spring, according to new metrics from RetailNext.

June 27, 2013

Brick-and-mortar retail sales soared during this past spring, according to new metrics from RetailNext.

March 18, 2013

A report released by the National Retail Federation said that the average person celebrating Easter this year will spend about $145.13 on candy, décor, apparel and food – with is flat with last year’s $145.28.

March 18, 2013

A report released by the National Retail Federation said that the average person celebrating Easter this year will spend about $145.13 on candy, décor, apparel and food – with is flat with last year’s $145.28.

November 27, 2012

Not even a hurricane named Sandy could erode the economic upsurge experienced by the northeastern United States over the last year. What this region rebuilt after the Great Recession has managed to stay strong even in the face of Sandy’s 80-mph winds, record flooding and the damage inflicted by its nor’easter sister that arrived just days after the fall 2012 hurricane.

May 16, 2012

Target Corp. reported a better-than-expected 1.2% increase in first-quarter profit as warm weather and an early Easter helped drive sales.

May 10, 2012

A report by First Data found that April sales were negatively impacted by a March Easter, but that there has been an earlier start to the spring spending season.

May 10, 2012

A report by First Data found that April sales were negatively impacted by a March Easter, but that there has been an earlier start to the spring spending season.

May 3, 2012

Several apparel retailers, including Limited Brands, Zumiez and Ross Stores, posted better-than-expected sales in April.