Content about Chanukah

January 8, 2014

Despite the short holiday season, December was still the biggest shopping month of the year.

Despite the short holiday season, December was still the biggest shopping month of the year.

Shopper traffic up more than one-third over November

September 17, 2013

ShopperTrak, a leading provider of shopper analytics, anticipates a 2.4% rise in retail sales this holiday season, during November and December specifically, and expects total retail traffic to decrease 1.4% compared to the prior-year period.

ShopperTrak, a leading provider of shopper analytics, anticipates a 2.4% rise in retail sales this holiday season, during November and December specifically, and expects total retail traffic to decrease 1.4% compared to the prior-year period. 

Additionally, the company pointed out, retailers will have less time to capture peak holiday spending. There are only 25 days between Black Friday (Nov. 29) and Christmas this year, compared to 31 days in 2012. Unlike last year, consumers will have only four full weekends to shop, rather than the five they had last year.

October 24, 2012

With the holiday shopping season approaching, one group has released a guide to goods produced domestically.

LOS ANGELES — While getting gifts at the lowest price is likely the biggest motivator for holiday shopping at Walmart, many will still want to know where those products were made, and that's where the "All-American Holiday Gift Gude" could come in handy.

December 22, 2011

A report released Wednesday by ShopperTrak found that holiday shoppers boosted sales 21.7% over the previous week and 1.3% over the same week last year.

CHICAGO — A report released Wednesday by ShopperTrak found that holiday shoppers boosted sales 21.7% over the previous week and 1.3% over the same week last year.

According to ShopperTrak, sales increases during the week ending Dec. 17 made this December on pace to have higher retail sales than last year. Month-to-date figures are up 0.5% over December 2010.

October 28, 2011

Whole Foods is taking the opportunity to reach out to its Jewish consumers by reminding them that it has a number of kosher-certified items for Hannukah, which begins Dec. 20.

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods is taking the opportunity to reach out to its Jewish consumers by reminding them that it has a number of kosher-certified items for Hannukah, which begins Dec. 20.

The retailer is touting its availability of whole organic turkeys, pumpkin puree and roasted chestnuts to latkes, matzo meal and Hanukkah gelt (chocolate coins).

Specifically Whole Foods is offering: