November 20, 2014

Citizen Watch Company of America opened its first-ever global flagship, in Times Square, New York City. 

November 12, 2014

Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year—especially among men and those ages 18-34, according to a new national survey on consumer optimism conducted by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS).

October 30, 2014

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) is reportedly forecasting that six days in the upcoming holiday season will be busier for shipping packages than its busiest day in the 2013 holiday season.

September 24, 2014

The only reason for time, Albert Einstein once observed, is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. While it still holds true for the rest of life, shopping is another story.

May 8, 2014

Citizen Watch Company, a leader in the mid-priced watch segment, will will a global flagship store in Times Square, New York, on Broadway in November.

January 21, 2014

The Year of the Horse arrives January 31, 2014, the first day of the Chinese New Year, which will run through February 18, 2015.

December 6, 2013

Simon Property Group has announced four new leases for The Galleria in Houston.

January 22, 2013

Westfield San Francisco Centre is partnering with the Asian Art Museum, Bloomingdale’s and M.Y. China to celebrate the Chinese New Year with music and dance performances, storytelling, live cooking demonstrations, zodiac readings and more – all launching in January.

May 16, 2012

Nash Finch has agreed to acquire the 18-store No Frills Supermarkets, which is based in Omaha, Neb.

January 16, 2012

ShopperTrak reported that national retail sales, when compared with the same period last year, rose 3.5% during November and December, while foot traffic decreased 3.1%.

January 10, 2012

Tiffany & Co. reported that sales growth weakened in the United States and Europe during the holiday season, although other regions experienced significant gains.

December 19, 2011

Following recent e-commerce trends released by comScore, online spending continues to grow at a consistent 15% rate.

December 8, 2011

Well, another Black Friday has come and gone. And, much to the surprise of many (myself included), it did so with a bang. General consensus is that the Black Friday sales bonanza was a rousing success, and the numbers certainly support that: ShopperTrak reported that Black Friday sales increased 6.6% over the 2010 numbers, with a record-breaking $11.4 billion in purchases. More people were out and about — foot traffic reports show an increase of about 5% over last year, which is good news for the brick and mortar guys.

December 8, 2011

A report release Wednesday by ShopperTrak said that sales increased just 0.2% year-over-year for the week ending in Dec. 3, representing a 22.5% decline from the prior week, which held the largest Black Friday in history — both in terms of sales and traffic.

December 2, 2011

More customers shopped the Sunday before Thanksgiving than the days following Black Friday, according to ShopperTrak, a leading provider of retail and mall foot-traffic counting services.

November 29, 2011

Online sales on Cyber Monday were up 33% over 2010, with shopping peaks occurring at 2:05 p.m. EST, according to IBM’s fourth annual Cyber Monday Benchmark study.

November 22, 2011

Nielsen’s annual Black Friday Shopping Survey found that 80% of consumers don’t plan to shop on Black Friday.

November 17, 2011

According to a BDO USA survey of 100 CMOs at leading U.S. retailers, just 27% expect to see an increase in Black Friday sales, down from 38% in 2010.

November 17, 2011

With a week to Black Friday, Lawrence, a Tensator Group Co., and a provider of queue management solutions, has issued its top five considerations for Black Friday crowd management.

November 10, 2011

Wal-Mart Stores said it will kick off the holiday season at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving with three Black Friday sale events.

November 9, 2011

U.S. households are expected to spend an average of $497 on gifts this holiday season, The Conference Board reported

November 9, 2011

When it comes to Black Friday, you’re either in or you’re out. If you’re like me, the whirlwind of retail chaos that swirls around shopping centers the Friday after Thanksgiving can feel a bit overwhelming.

November 1, 2011

A report released by retail foot traffic counter ShopperTrak identified the 10 holiday shopping days that will make or break the period for retailers.

September 12, 2011

Most than a quarter of Americans expect to spend less during the holidays this year, according to a survey by American’s Research Group, Reuters reported.