International Council of Shopping Centers

Retail stores see big crowds on Black Friday

Retail stores see big crowds on Black Friday

NEW YORK —Black Friday lived up to its reputation as the busiest shopping day of the year, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers, which estimates that about 151 million people visited a mall or shopping center over the weekend. “Black Friday kicked the holiday shopping season into high gear, driven by positive consumer

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.

Survey: Drug stores part of Halloween shopping mix

Survey: Drug stores part of Halloween shopping mix

NEW YORK — Drug stores will again be a staple destination for Halloween shoppers this fall. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) said Thursday that chain drug stores are among the most popular retail outlets for Halloween shoppers. Twenty-four percent of the 1,000 adults polled in the ICSC Halloween Consumer Spending Survey cited drug