ShopperTrak on Thursday estimated that November and December 2013 retail sales increased 2.7 percent to $265.9 billion and foot traffic decreased 14.6 percent compared with the corresponding 2012 period. The strongest sales days were Nov. 29 (Black Friday), Dec. 21, Dec. 23, Dec. 14 and Dec. 22, in that order. Black Friday also was the top traffic day, followed by Dec. 21, Dec. 23, Dec. 22 and Dec. 14, consecutively. The National Retail Federation will announce its results on Tuesday.
“It was a very volatile holiday” in terms of weather, said Scott Bernhardt, president of Planalytics, which provides business weather intelligence for retail firms.
WWD asked a handful of creative directors to evaluate the September covers of leading women's fashion magazines. How do they think the covers this year compare with years gone by, and what do they say about the current status of the publication? Link in bio. (GIF by @hypebreast)
"Stephen King is such a master, but I don't like being scared - there's enough that's really scary. How about the morning's news?" says Holland Taylor in an interview with WWD. See what else the actress said about starring in the TV adaptation of King's thriller "Mr. Mercedes" on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)