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    Christmas 2011 Results

    Here are some of the early retail performance numbers from Christmas 2011:

    Online sales up 15% for week ending Dec. 25th (comScore press release) Update Jan 4th: (press release)

    Christmas week ICSC sales index up 4.5% over last year (shortened week last yr), up 9.5% over past two years. (ICSC Summary from RetailSails)

    Retail visits up 6.5% for week - More detail for buyer conversion & online here: (NPD press release)

    Month-to-date sales up 4.7% vs last year with last week up 14.8% over same week last year (ShopperTrak press release)


    Sears & Kmart comp sales for the eight weeks ending Dec 25th down 5.2% (Sears Holdings press release) (partial closure list pdf)

    Sears/Kmart Announced Closure Map


    View Sears/Kmart Closing Stores in a full screen map





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