Results Christmas Sales of January 4, 2012

Online Christmas DealsSame-store sales seen up 4.3 percent in December
Source: Reuters

Overall sales picked up in the second half of December, and Macy’s and Victoria’s Secret parent Limited Brands have enjoyed better-than-expected sales this holiday season, said Nomura Equity Research analyst Paul Lejuez. JC Penney Co Inc was one of the … See More »

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Most retailers witnessed strong sales throughout the holiday season as shoppers shrugged off their economic woes to mark record holiday sales. In near term, we expect most of the retailers to post strong top-line results. Thus identifying the future … See More »

  • UPS prepares for record number of gift returns from holiday purchases


With the growth in e-commerce and online purchases during the Christmas holiday season, one of the surging results from the new way to shop is the number of returns being made after the new year. On January 3rd, UPS reported that they expect shipping … See More »

  • 100 to 120 Kmart, full-line Sears stores to close

Source: Drug Store News

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart’s parent company delivered some not-so-happy holiday news last week. Sears Holdings said last Tuesday that it will close between 100 and 120 underperforming Kmart and Sears stores, following dismal holiday sales results … See More »

  • Credit experts say now is time to pay off holiday debt

Source: The Birmingham News – (blog)

Bill Hardekopf, president of, a Birmingham-based consumer website, said the increase in holiday sales comes in the wake of new Federal Reserve numbers that show consumer borrowing increased by $7.65 billion to $2.46 trillion in October, … See More »

  • Strong Christmas sales prove the Nintendo 3DS isn’t a flop after all

Source: JOE

Although UK and Ireland sales figures for the month of December have not yet arrived, Nintendo today confirmed that the 3DS sold 4 million units in the US for 2011. Even more impressive, both aforementioned Mario titles were the fastest-selling games … See More »

  • Holiday Hangover: Forget the Rising Sales

Source: Motley Fool

Thanks to a last-minute push during Christmas week that sent sales up 4.5% over the same time last year, the International Council of Shopping Centers is expecting December sales will be 3.5% to 4% above 2010’s. That’s good news for investors looking … See More »

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