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State of US Same-Store Sales - September 2010 and Quarterly Data Update and Full-Year Outlook

Published on October 29, 2010
Retailer Daily has compiled comparable store sale data from the SEC filings of 26 major US retailers spanning several years, up to the most recently released September 2010 and quarterly numbers. The data excludes fuel sales and is available in Microsoft Excel format from the link below: Indications from September 2010 and the most recent quarterly same-store sales results across...
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Consumers Scare Up Halloween Spending

Published on September 30, 2010
Consumer spending on Halloween this year should return to 2008 levels after dipping in 2009, according to new data from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and BIGresearch.Spending Returns to '08 Levels Americans will spend an average $66.28 each on Halloween costumes, candy and decorations, up 17.7% from last year’s per person average of $56.31 and comparable to the $66.54 average...
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August Chain Store Sales Meet Expectations

Published on September 20, 2010
U.S. comparable?chain?store sales for August 2010 rose by 3.2% [pdf] on a year?over?year basis as measured by ICSC Research’s preliminary tally of 31 major retail chain stores. That performance was in?line with the International Council of Shopping Centers ICSC’s expectation for industry sales growth of about 3%.Strong Performers Offset Uneven Results
Chain Store Sales
ICSC analysis...
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Consumers Reduce Spending, But Still Fund Passions

Published on September 13, 2010
Many US consumers are planning to cut their spending, but are still managing continue to spend money on key discretionary "passions" even as the recession continues, according to the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker.1/3 of Consumers Will Spend Less In a year-over-year comparison, more than one-third (37%) of consumers anticipate spending less during the next 30 days (a slight...
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83% of Consumers Shop Online Weekly

Published on September 07, 2010
Eight in 10 (83%) of US consumers shop online at least once a week, according to a new study from Compete.Quarterly Use of SocNets Grows Sharply Consumers’ use of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to aid online shopping significantly increased from Q3 2009 to Q2 2010. Thirty-one percent of consumers visited Facebook fan pages and/or Twitter feeds of retailers in Q2 2010,...
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Back-to-School Shoppers Go Online

Published on August 24, 2010
One-third of back-to-school shoppers are conducting at least half of their back-to-school shopping online this year, according to the Compete Online Shopper Intelligence Study.Back-to-School Shoppers Buy Most Electronics Online
Back-to-School Shopping
On average, back-to-school shoppers will conduct 70% of their electronics shopping online this year. Electronics are by far the most...
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Average Family Completes Close to Half of Back-to-School Shopping

Published on August 23, 2010
The average US family has completed 43.2% of their back-to-school shopping, according to new data from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and BIGresearch.2010 Spending Outpaces 2009 Results from the Back-to-School Consumer Intentions and Actions survey indicate that at the equivalent time period last year, the average American family had only completed 41.6% of their back-to-school...
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Total Back-to-College Spending Up , Per Capita Down

Published on July 19, 2010
Total spending on back-to-college merchandise should slightly increase this year compared to 2009, but average per capita family spending will be a little lower, according to data from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and BIGresearch.Total Spending Rises 12% from ‘09
Spending on back-to-college merchandise should total $33.77 billion, up 12% from $30.08 billion in...
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Environmental Update: Burger King, Sustainable Packaging, IKEA

Published on June 18, 2010
Each week, Retailer Daily provides a review of notable environmental news happening in the retail industry. Articles are provided courtesy of Environmental Leader.Burger King Cuts Energy Costs 45% Burger King has unveiled a new energy-efficient restaurant located in Germany that uses state-of-the-art technologies and renewable energy to power one-third of the restaurant’s energy...
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Father’s Day Spending Set to Rise

Published on June 08, 2010
Consumer spending for the upcoming Father’s Day holiday (Sunday, June 20, 2010) should total $9.8 billion, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and BIGresearch.Total Spending Up 4% The NRF forecasts total consumer spending on gifts and activities related to Father’s Day will be $9.8 billion this year, a 4.2% increase from $9.4 billion in 2009. Average...
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