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

...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 the holiday season with a list of...

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

...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 shoppers are dimming their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-15/sluggish-sales-numbers-rai
Business news

...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 how Americans feel about business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-06-28/business-news
Sales getting a boost from gift card redemptions

...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 showed a still-cautious consumer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/13/bus_42802.shtml
Business
Watch calendar to get best buys

...he said. "If you don't sell what you've got, the store will look stale." C. Britt Beemer, the chairman of America's Research Group, a consumer research and business development firm in Charleston, S.C., said the main goal of sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/01/fin_38555.shtml
Finance
Stores depend more on procrastinators

...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 that they saw this Christmas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/26/bus_35870.shtml
Business
Lack of lusted items leaves retailers craving customers

...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 that they saw this Christmas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/24/bus_35403.shtml
Business
Hopes are rising for a good Christmas

...Stores have to be promotional because that is where the consumer is right now," said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of America's Research Group, based in Charleston, S.C. Business does look better than it did two months ago, when Katrina hit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/24/bus_25561.shtml
Business
T's with 'tude

...survey said they're unhappy with the slogans on their children's T-shirts, said Britt Beemer, the chairman of America's Research Group. Some blunt-spoken Happy Bunny messages, including "You're ugly and that's sad" and "It's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/06/xtr_1058.shtml
Xtreme
Wal-Mart stumbles as rivals close in

...analysts said Wal-Mart has a way to go to improve its business. According to C. Britt Beemer, the chairman of America's Research Group, based in Charleston, S.C., the question is, "How does Wal-Mart move up in price point so they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/22/bus_453899.shtml
Business