December 22, 2011

A report released Wednesday by ShopperTrak found that holiday shoppers boosted sales 21.7% over the previous week and 1.3% over the same week last year.

December 20, 2011

A new survey conducted by Visa revealed that 77% of consumers still need to buy holiday gifts this week.

December 9, 2011

A report released Wednesday by ShopperTrak said that sales increased just 0.2% year-over-year for the week ended 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 5, 2011

The holidays stand as prime time heartburn season with Thanksgiving dinners and holiday get-togethers on the calendar. And that doesn’t even cover the obligatory holiday fruitcakes.


December 5, 2011

Shoppers who were out in full force on Black Friday may not walk retail aisles again until just before Christmas — when retailers are expected to heavily discount merchandise — according to the latest America's Research Group/UBS "Christmas Forecast."

December 5, 2011

During Black Friday weekend, people were spending more money during an economy where that nasty word "recession" still is on the back of everyone's tongue. But was foot traffic down during the weekend because of the number of tryptophan-dazed consumers walking the aisles a day early to get the best deals?

December 2, 2011

While retail sales during the Black Friday weekend increased this year, it seems that foot traffic may have dropped, according to a new report by ShopperTrak.

November 28, 2011

The combination of earlier-than-ever opening hours, favorable weather and deal-conscious consumers receptive to heightened promotional activity produced record sales over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation.

November 28, 2011

Retailers who promoted their online presence as a way to avoid the crowds this past weekend were rewarded for their efforts with record sales on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, according to online measurement firm ComScore.

November 28, 2011

The recession grinch may have to pack it up this holiday season, as initial spending indicated that this year's holidays are on track toward some pretty significant growth as compared with last year.

November 23, 2011

Opting for private-label Thanksgiving staples could help consumers save nearly 33%, according to a new survey conducted by the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

November 23, 2011

Walgreens will reward 1 million customers at its stores nationwide on Thanksgiving Day with a free one-day Redbox DVD rental, the drug store chain announced.

November 22, 2011

Most consumers have their wallets ready for Thanksgiving weekend and are armed with plans to spend an average of $224, according to Deloitte's pre-Thanksgiving shopping survey.

November 22, 2011

Rite Aid is pushing Black Friday up by a day.

November 21, 2011

Harris Teeter associates on Monday donated enough products for its associates to assemble 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

November 21, 2011

Online retailers this year are putting a heavy emphasis on promotions during the Thanksgiving holiday through Cyber Monday, according to a new Shop.org survey.

November 21, 2011

Walgreens on Monday announced that all stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in addition to its more than 1,600 24-hour locations, including pharmacies.

November 18, 2011

Almost 2-in-5 people plan to shop Cyber Monday — the Monday after Thanksgiving when online retailers historically offer steep discounts and special promotions — according to a Consumer Pulse study of more than 1,400 U.S. consumers conducted by Boston-based custom research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies that was released Friday.

November 17, 2011

Despite continued economic uncertainty, more Americans are expected to choose family over finances, resulting in first significant increase in any holiday travel this year, AAA announced Thursday.

November 17, 2011

This Thanksgiving, Curél Skincare is teaming up with television host and lifestyle expert Katie Brown and the Meals on Wheels Association of America to help those in need.

November 17, 2011

Up to 152 million people plan to shop Black Friday weekend, compared with the 138 million who planned to do so last year, according to a preliminary Black Friday shopping survey, conducted for the National Retail Federation by BIGresearch.

November 16, 2011

Walgreens took to the road the week before Thanksgiving to talk turkey with analysts on why Walgreens is a good bet going into 2012, even if the pharmacy won't be participating in the Express Scripts pharmacy network this coming year.

November 15, 2011

Harris Teeter and MillerCoors on Tuesday announced that the companies jointly will host Operation Homefront Thanksgiving Feast for Military Families on Nov. 22.

November 14, 2011

After releasing its report on days that retailers should expect a boost in sales, ShopperTrak has released a report that highlights 10 days that will give way to better customer experiences.