Holiday sales

Mastercard anticipates U.S. retail sales to grow this holiday season

Consumers and brands alike are gearing up for what’s anticipated to be the most wonderful holiday retail season on record. Overall expected sales g... READ MORE »

Deliotte releases its annual holiday retail sales forecast

Holiday retail sales are likely to increase between 7% and 9% in 2021, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast. Holiday Retail Sales... READ MORE »

COVID-19 impacts continue to define consumer behaviors through end of 2021

While COVID-19 defined consumer behaviors in 2020—from a moratorium on travel to a burst in online sales—its impacts will still be felt in 2021. ... READ MORE »

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A Homespun Holiday

For many retailers in our space, strong fourth-quarter sales result from stellar in-store shopping experiences and exceptional DIY workshops. Luna is ... READ MORE »

2020 holiday shopping season reflects record sales

Record holiday season retail sales during the last two months of 2020 reflected the recovering economy but also got a boost from consumer emotions aft... READ MORE »

Imports remain strong after setting new records this holiday season

Imports remain strong after setting new records this fall as retailers stocked up both stores and warehouses for the holiday season and met new demand... READ MORE »

NRF offers optimism for the fourth quarter

Consumer spending has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic more quickly than expected, but forecasting 2020 holiday sales is like assembling a jigs... READ MORE »

NRF launches New Holiday Traditions campaign

By any measure, this holiday season will be unlike any other, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) is launching a nationwide consumer education c... READ MORE »

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22 Tips for Holiday 2020

Card and gift stores share what succeeded in ‘19 — and their 2020 plans. Not so long ago, a retailer could forecast the basic framework of an upc... READ MORE »

Christmasworld receives positive signal with over 670 registrations

Despite coronavirus and the emergency situation world-wide, more than 670 exhibitors have decided to attend Christmasworld in Frankfurt am Main from ... READ MORE »

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