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Americans Making Good Progress on Holiday Shopping Lists
Release Date: December 13, 2012

According to NRF’s latest holiday survey conducted by BIGinsight, the average person has completed 56.5 percent of their shopping, up from the 46.5 percent this time last year and the highest percentage in the survey’s 10-year history.

Thanksgiving Day Promotions Win Over Millions of Holiday Shoppers, According to NRF
Release Date: November 25, 2012

The New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins weren’t the only winners this Thanksgiving Day as more than 35 million Americans visited retailers’ stores and websites Thursday – up from 29 million last year – scoring deals on everything from hot electronic items to cashmere sweaters and toys. According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by BIGinsight over the weekend, traffic and spending grew over the entire weekend*.

NRF CEO: “Thanksgiving Shopping Quickly Becoming Holiday Tradition for Millions of Americans”
Release Date: November 23, 2012

Even the post-turkey coma couldn’t keep a good shopper down last night as millions of people across the country lined the sidewalks late Thursday night and by midnight on Black Friday to stock up on discounted toys, laptops, tablets, apparel, and more.

Santa to Bring High-Tech Gadgets, Familiar Favorites to Children This Holiday Season
Release Date: November 20, 2012

Children’s wish lists this holiday season are full of the latest gadgets such as Apple iPads and the Nintendo Wii U, but there’s still demand for some classic gifts like LEGOs, dolls and toy cars according to NRF’s 2012 Top Toys survey conducted by BIGinsight.

Up to 147 Million Shoppers to Visit Stores, Shop Online Black Friday Weekend, According to NRF
Release Date: November 15, 2012

According to a preliminary Black Friday shopping survey, up to 147 million people plan to shop Black Friday weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), a slight decrease from the 152 million who planned to do so last year.

Consumers Eager to Get a Jump Start on Holiday Shopping, According to NRF
Release Date: November 13, 2012

According to the National Retail Federation’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, 52.8 percent of Americans have already started their holiday shopping, up from 51.4 percent last year.