November 13, 2014

This year, a Halloween that fell on Friday helped boost spending growth in October, according to the monthly SpendTrend report from First Data Corp. 

November 13, 2014

Having a Friday Halloween helped boost spending growth in October. 

November 13, 2014

Having a Friday Halloween helped boost spending growth in October. 

November 7, 2014

Halloween fell on a Friday this year, producing a negative “Hollow Halloween” effect on store sales on Saturday, Nov. 1, according to analysis from RetailNext.

October 29, 2014

Fall is in the air and you know what that means: the holiday shopping season has already begun.

October 29, 2014

Fall is in the air and you know what that means: the holiday shopping season has already begun.

October 17, 2014

Every year, retailers put fresh spins on evergreen holiday décor, remixing such classics as the Christmas tree and jack-o-lanterns to tempt seasonal shoppers. Though we have yet to see this year's big trend, it's probably safe to say it will not be the Christmas Turkey or Thanksgiving Skeleton.

October 15, 2014

Total Halloween sales are expected to grow 3% to total $7.29 billion in 2014, due to improving economic conditions and employment levels.

October 15, 2014

Total Halloween sales are expected to grow 3% to total $7.29 billion in 2014, due to improving economic conditions and employment levels.

October 3, 2014

The Michaels Companies Inc. launched its annual “Trick Your Pumpkin” Instagram contest Saturday, Oct. 4.

September 25, 2014

More than half of consumers will spend more for the Halloween holiday than they’ll spend for either Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, according to the 2014 Halloween Happenings Survey by Alliance Data Retail Services, which manages credit card programs.

September 25, 2014

More than half of consumers will spend more for the Halloween holiday than they’ll spend for either Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, according to the 2014 Halloween Happenings Survey by Alliance Data Retail Services, which manages credit card programs.

September 24, 2014

Total Halloween spending will reach $7.4 billion.

September 24, 2014

Total Halloween spending will reach $7.4 billion.

September 22, 2014

Nearly three-quarters (74%) of U.S. households plan to spend money on Halloween-related items, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Halloween Consumer Spending Survey.

September 22, 2014

Nearly three-quarters (74%) of U.S. households plan to spend money on Halloween-related items, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Halloween Consumer Spending Survey.

August 27, 2014

With each passing year, it seems like the twinkly lights, newspaper inserts and door busters galore start earlier and earlier. The 2014 holiday season will be no different. As stores pull out all the stops to offer holiday promotions as early as possible this upcoming season, consumers will continue to shift their shopping dollars to November.

November 7, 2013

Earlier in October, shoppers were put off by holiday displays in store; now people are warming up to them.

November 7, 2013

Earlier in October, shoppers were put off by holiday displays in store; now people are warming up to them.

October 28, 2013

For many retailers, Halloween has become one of their favorite times of year. Spending on Halloween-related costumes, decorations, candy, etc. has grown to the point it represents the second-highest consumer spending holiday, only trailing Christmas with NRF estimates of this year’s spending total reaching $6.9 billion.

October 28, 2013

For many retailers, Halloween has become one of their favorite times of year. Spending on Halloween-related costumes, decorations, candy, etc. has grown to the point it represents the second-highest consumer spending holiday, only trailing Christmas with NRF estimates of this year’s spending total reaching $6.9 billion.

October 18, 2013

Ricky’s Halloween, backed by Ricky’s NYC, a 23-year-old brand of ultra-hip beauty shops, has leased new pop-up locations for its Halloween retail stores in the Financial District and West Chelsea.

October 18, 2013

Ricky’s Halloween, backed by Ricky’s NYC, a 23-year-old brand of ultra-hip beauty shops, has leased new pop-up locations for its Halloween retail stores in the Financial District and West Chelsea.

October 14, 2013

Most retailers wouldn’t dream of using an abacus to reconcile daily accounts when software exists which performs calculations and reconciliations at lightning speed.