WASHINGTON – Fewer people than usual shopped in stores over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend this year, according to the annual survey released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The number of in-store shoppers on Thanksgiving Day dropped by 55% from last year and those on Black Friday dropped by 37%.
NEW YORK — Seventy-nine percent of consumers will shop for holiday gifts during the period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, according to Deloitte LLP, which has dubbed the upcoming weekend “the most wonderful time of the year” for retailers. Shoppers are expected to spend an average of $415 over Thanksgiving weekend, with 87% of those
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers were very busy from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, with more than 174 million people having shopped in stores and online during the recent holiday weekend, beating the 164 million estimated shoppers from an earlier survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The study found average
Retailers started this year’s holiday shopping season with something to be thankful for — robust sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. A National Retail Federation poll found that more than 174 million people shopped in stores and online over the course of the holiday weekend, which is about 10 million more than NRF’s pre-holiday
CHICAGO — The nation’s retailers used hefty discounts to lure Black Friday shoppers into their stores and to their websites to capture as much spending as they could over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, according to research firm Market Track LLC. Retailers proactively released their circulars on average three days earlier than last year through their
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is wooing Cyber Monday shoppers by bringing back last years 15%-off sale, but launching it a day early and extending it to purchases made in brick-and-mortar stores as well as on the Target.com web site. “Target is building on last year’s record-breaking Cyber Monday event with a truly spectacular two-day offer,”
NEW YORK – Surging online sales contrasted with disappointing brick-and-mortar volume as the holiday shopping season got under way. E-commerce purchases soared 14% on Cyber Monday to a record $3 billion plus, causing websites including target.com to temporarily crash from overuse. In-store crowds for Black Friday, by comparison, were thinner than expected. ShopperTrak estimated brick-and-mortar