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ShopperTrak: Late Season Boosts Holiday Store Traffic

ShopperTrak store traffic data for the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day, November 18  through Saturday, December 29, 2018, came in with slightly lower overall totals versus the period in the year earlier, but late season shoppers helped ensure that brick-and-mortar retailers saw a relatively successful holiday sales period before the calendar flipped to 2019.

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Wayfair Thanksgiving Period Sales Jump 58%

For the five-day shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, Wayfair said it has achieved a 58% increase year over year in direct retail gross sales, defined as dollars of order intake, on products including home furnishings and housewares.

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Celebrate Traditional Housewares Ingenuity

The U.S. housewares business enters this week expecting reports of a robust Thanksgiving weekend, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season… even though the season now shifts into full gear the day after Halloween.

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Target Readies Cyber Week Deals

Looking beyond Black Friday, Target has revealed its plans for Cyber Week, beginning Sunday, November 25, with offers across Target.com, including the retailer’s lowest prices of the season on items in toys, home, kitchen appliances, and more.

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NPD: Late November Shoppers Focus On Savings

The week before Thanksgiving brought slower sales growth for some product categories covered by The NPD Group, and steeper declines for others, resulting in a slight overall decrease in the third week of November versus the week in 2016, according to the market research firm.

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Cyber Monday Sales Set Record

Consumers on Cyber Monday grabbed their mobile devices and went shopping to the tune of $6.59 billion, a 16.8% increase over 2016, according to figures from Adobe.

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