Tag Archives: Black Friday

Valentine’s vs. Single’s Day Sales: One Gift for You, One Gift for Me

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The largest shopping day in Asia started as a somewhat anti-valentine’s day, where shoppers bought presents for themselves on November 11. But how does Single’s Day in China stack up to Valentine’s Day and the busiest shopping days around the world? Click to read more on Forbes and get the stats at a glance below. Retail Infographic_v6Read More

JLL Adds Unsuspecting Shoppers to the “Nice List” this Holiday Season

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This holiday season if you are doing your gift shopping at a JLL-managed center you might just get a little something extra for yourself. JLL-managed centers across the country will be giving away gift cards to spontaneously delight and surprise shoppers this November and December. Santa, or one of many JLL “elves”, will be handing out the cards – but there’s a catch – shoppers will be encouraged to redeem the… Read More

Slow and Steady to Kick-Off Black Friday Promotions

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This week, after taking a tour around Town Center Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, it was clear that retailers – at least, most of them –were readying themselves for the holiday season.

Holiday Sales 13 Top Findings for the Start of Thanksgiving week:
  1. Red will be big this holiday. Sales were definitely in effect. Most retailers had some level of promotion, regardless of price-point; some
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4 Ways to Maximize Online Retailing this Black Friday

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Black-Friday_infographic_FINAL-01Since the emergence of Black Friday in the United States as the venerated kickoff to the post-Thanksgiving shopping season, there have been a multitude of strategies employed by retailers to attract customers to their stores and to benefit from a swell of consumer spending.  These tactics have included opening stores earlier & earlier, while… Read More

JLL-Managed Centers are “The Holiday Hot Spots” for Seasonal Shopping

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Holiday Promo GraphicsAs shoppers get into the spirit of the holiday season, JLL has positioned its centers under management as The Holiday Hot Spot: Connecting You to All Things Holiday. JLL’s new Holiday Hot Spot campaign provides shoppers at JLL-managed centers with a one-stop shop for all this season’s must-have gifts, but also offers a… Read More

Will Black Friday Ever Come Back?

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There’ll be fewer Tryptophan-induced food comas for many this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. Nearly one-third of retailers surveyed by JLL say they plan to open on Thanksgiving Day in order to get a jump on Black Friday sales. JLL’s 2015 Holiday Sentiment Report, which includes feedback from largely national or global retailers in JLL-managed shopping centers across the United States, also reveals more than half of those retailers expect an uptick in… Read More

Retail Workers of America, We Thank You

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JLL asked shopping center retailers, “What is the craziest thing you’ve seen a customer do during the holidays?” After reviewing the responses, we wish to extend our gratitude to each and every person on the front lines of commerce. You guys put up with a lot.

Top 4 Categories of Customer Craziness

You would be forgiven if you mistook these statistics for an Alcatraz cell block report. The top responses fell within… Read More

Holiday Pulse: Greg Maloney’s Five Black Friday Trends

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Yesterday, I traveled around Atlanta to get a feel for how Black Friday was performing and live tweeted my experience. I spent 12 hours shopping, and put more than 200 miles on my car while covering the entire north side of the city. Here are my five key takeaways:

1. Thanksgiving day openings just took away from Black Friday door busters, but those that didn’t open Thursday were packed, Home Depot to name one.

2. The only stores… Read More

Holiday Pulse: Shoppers Rest Up & Refuel Before They Hit Stores

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After a strong start on Thanksgiving evening, traffic died down overnight and remained lighter than past years this morning according to JLL-managed centers Holiday Pulse report.  Much like last year, retailers that opened yesterday traded Black Friday morning sales for Thursday evening sales but the impact was greater as more retailers opened on Thanksgiving Day this year.  All centers expect traffic to pick up later today after the diehard shoppers rest… Read More