Retail Performance Pulse: January Sees Slight Bump from December in Store Metrics

Ray Hartjen
Ray Hartjen
Director, Marketing

For the most part, brick-and-mortar store performance remained relatively flat to December’s performance, although metrics for the end of the month offer some degree of optimism for February and Valentine’s Day.

RetailNext has released its monthly Retail Performance Pulse reporting brick-and-mortar store performance metrics for the retail month of January (January 1-28 on retail industry’s 4-5-4 calendar). Physical stores saw declines in all performance metrics year-over-year with the exception of conversion, which increased 0.1 percent. While sales and traffic slipped 10 percent and 9.3 percent respectively, both were improvements over the month of December. However, both shopper yield and average transaction value reversed previous positive trends, dropping 0.7 percent and 0.8 percent.

Pulse Table - Jan 2017 results

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The end of the month may have created a bit of momentum for February as both conversion and shopper yield increased in weeks 3 and 4, with ATV also up in week 4.

Pulse hi and lows - Jan 2017 results

Pulse trends - Jan 2017 results

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