Tag Archives: Thanksgiving Day

Reports: Online Sales Strong for Thanksgiving Period

Holiday Shoppers Out in Force This Past Weekend

NEW YORK-Retailers put up strong sales numbers during the just-completed “cyber” sales period stretching from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to reports from retailers and research firms. IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark, IBM’s e-commerce research arm, said online sales on Cyber Monday finished 8.5 percent ahead of last year’s Cyber Monday, which included a gainMore »

Last updated: December 3, 2014

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

(Selling) Home for the Holidays


If the consumer press was any indication, the universe almost ended. More precisely, the civilized world as we know it could have come to a crashing halt on Thanksgiving Day. That’s when the Scrooge-like retailers such as … well, pretty much every single retailer of note—opened for business. Macy’s suffered an unfair share of theMore »

Last updated: December 20, 2013

Accenture: Holiday Spending to Rise 11 Percent

Accenture Study: Consumers Desire Seamless Shopping

NEW YORK-U.S. consumers intend to spend an average of $646 on gifts during the coming holiday season, up 11 percent over their intended spending during last year’s holidays, according to the annual holiday shopping survey by research firm Accenture. The survey also found that 20 percent of consumers plan to spend more on gifts thisMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2013