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Holiday sales better than expected, but a drop in store visits shows shoppers browse online

...the racks and shelves once they're in stores. And ultimately, that could change how stores market to shoppers.C. Britt Beemer, the chairman of America's Research Group, a consumer research company, said shoppers came into stores during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-08/holiday-sales-better-expec
Sluggish sales numbers raise economic worries

...on Wall Street and in the news reports, but the economy isn't getting better with the average consumer," said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of America's Research Group, a consumer research firm.Yet even some retailers that serve upper-income...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-15/sluggish-sales-numbers-rai
Bargain hunters had 2 shopping seasons

...discounts they know will come."The days that the American consumer gets excited about 25 percent off are over," said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of America's Research Group. "Shoppers are keeping their eye on the ball for the big sales events...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2011-12-28/bargain-hunters-had-2-shopping-seas
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...7 in May, which was an almost six-point drop."Americans still feel like they're in a recession," said C. Britt Beemer, the chairman of America's Research Group.A reading of 90 indicates a healthy economy on the index, which measures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-06-28/business-news
Nation's retailers face a challenging 2005

...and lower-income shoppers. It is causing them to reconsider discretionary items and big ticket purchases," said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of America's Research Group, based in Charleston, S.C. "On the job market side, there are new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/20/bus_440394.shtml
Business
Exchange retailer to close its doors

...company said. The store was closed Tuesday and will be closed today to prepare. "It's a sign of the times," said C. Britt Beemer, the chairman of the America's Research Group, a marketing research company in Charleston, S.C. "If you are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/01/met_392946.shtml
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Stores depend more on procrastinators

...More Americans are waiting to the end to shop for Christmas than any other time in the last 10 years," said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of America's Research Group, based in Charleston, S.C. "The consumer was never excited about anything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/26/bus_35870.shtml
Business
Shoppers crowd malls on the last weekend before Christmas

...elaborate. "The threat won't have an effect this weekend, because most people don't know about the alert," said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of America's Research Group, based in Charleston,S.C. "But it could reduce retailers' ability...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/22/bus_394031.shtml
Business
Sales getting a boost from gift card redemptions

...being just as protective with their gift cards as they were with their own money when buying Christmas gifts," said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of America's Research Group, based in Charleston, S.C., citing a recent survey he conducted that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/13/bus_42802.shtml
Business
Stores focus on last weeks

...stores over the weekend. "That's probably right for this time. But we have two more big weekends ahead of us." C. Britt Beemer, the chairman of America's Retail Group, said business was better than the previous weekend's, though he described...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/12/bus_108034.shtml
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