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Holiday sales wrap-up: In-store holds its own

Holiday sales wrap-up: In-store holds its own

Though online was the star of the strong 2017 holiday retail sales season, the period also brought good news for brick-and-mortar retailers. Consumers did their holiday shopping through a variety of channels, yet still 90% made purchases in a physical store, according to the annual Post-Holiday Shopping Survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). And

Drug chains a destination for Halloween

NEW YORK — Consumers plan to make drug stores one of their main destinations for Halloween shopping this fall. Twenty-four percent of the 1,000 U.S. adults polled in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Halloween Consumer Spending Survey cited chain drug stores such as CVS/pharmacy and Walgreens as a shopping venue for this season.