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News for the retail industry | November 28, 2012

  Retailer Holiday Watch 

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  Seasonal Trends 
  • Retailers see green in extended Black Friday weekend
    Some 247 million American consumers hit stores and/or websites to shop over the long holiday weekend, which started with Thanksgiving Day. "Black Friday has become a five-day weekend. Every day is Cyber Monday, and every day is Black Friday,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. MediaPost Communications (11/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What Black Friday revealed about mobile shoppers
    More shoppers used their mobile devices as part of their Black Friday weekend shopping activities and mobile accounted for 16% of all e-commerce purchases, up from 9.8% last year. Other studies point to the technology's growing role in retail, including a new Pew report that found that 56% of smartphones owners use the gadgets to access the web. MediaPost Communications/Online Media Daily (11/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NRF News 
  • Final call for a full recap of Black Friday and Cyber Monday results
    Last weekend marked the official kick-off to the holiday season -- and this week is a pivotal juncture for retailers to reflect on the top trends and fine-tune strategies for the shopping days ahead. In a members-only call today at 3:30 p.m. EST, NRF SVP Bill Thorne will share trends from a busy Black Friday weekend and the just-released final results from Cyber Monday -- all the consumer insights executives need to make the rest of the holiday shopping season the best it can be. Learn more or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • NRF CEO talks fiscal cliff and consumer confidence in Black Friday broadcasts
    While millions were bustling in stores and perusing retailers’ websites for Black Friday weekend deals, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay could be found early Friday morning talking shop on CNBC’s "Squawk on the Street" and Bloomberg's "Market Makers". In his interviews, Shay covered the impact of Thanksgiving night and midnight Black Friday openings, the implications of the fiscal cliff on holiday sales, and how retailers’ exclusive weekend promotions were resonating with deal-seeking shoppers so far. Watch the video. Retail's BIG Blog (11/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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