Tag Archives: Black Friday

Q4 Sales Down, Comps Flat for Kirkland’s

Kirkland’s

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Tough weather conditions and the smaller holiday season muted Kirkland’s fourth-quarter results, according to a preliminary statement on the quarter from the specialty retailer. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Feb. 1, fell 4.2 percent to $156.1 million. Same-store sales, which included e-commerce sales, were flat compared to last year’s fourth quarter.More »

Last updated: February 7, 2014

Retail Imports to Rise in December and for the Year

Container Port

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should rise by 1.8 percent in December, meaning that the total volume for the year should be up 2.3 percent, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customsMore »

Last updated: December 10, 2013

E-Cha-Ching! Cyber Monday Produces Major Online Sales Gains

Xmas Shopping Online

NEW YORK-A number of surveys and reports have shown that e-commerce sales on Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, increased significantly over last year’s Cyber Monday. According to research firm comScore, e-commerce sales through desktop computers totaled $1.735 billion, up 18 percent over Cyber Monday 2012 and marking the heaviest U.S. online spending day in history. ResearchMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2013

NRF Expects Holiday Online Sales to Rise

Thanksgiving Shopping

WASHINGTON–They ate, they shopped and they will shop some more. According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics over the weekend, traffic on Thanksgiving Day grew 27 percent as nearly 45 million shoppers, or 31.8 percent of holiday shoppers, took advantage of special Thanksgiving savings offers, up from 35 millionMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2013

Sears, Kmart Slate Early Black Fridays

Sears Kmart

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Sears and Kmart will move Black Friday to Nov. 22, one week earlier than when the traditional Black Friday will fall. The event will be a presale exclusively for the two retailers’ Shop Your Way members. The program’s members will be able to shop more than 1,000 Black Friday doorbusters at sears.com beginningMore »

Last updated: November 15, 2013