Holiday Shopping

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 »

Messe Frankfurt’s Eva Olbrich offers tips for the busy shopping season

Eva Olbrich, director for Christmasworld and Creativeworld, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, is responsible for two strong product worlds that are als... 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 »

Retailers prepare for employee shortages this holiday season

In June, the National Retail Federation (NRF) issued a revised annual forecast for 2021 that expects retail sales will increase to more than $4.44 tri... READ MORE »

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Winter Holiday

Shoppers are elevating gifts into something more than a commodity. “Gifting is not just about expressing care for another person, there is a lot of... READ MORE »

Mother’s Day spending expectations total $28 billion

Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $28.1 billion this year, up $1.4 billion from 2020, according to the annual survey released by t... READ MORE »

Easter spending expects to be highest on record

Consumers plan to spend an average of $179.70 this Easter, the highest figure on record, according to results of the annual survey released today by t... READ MORE »

NRF’s says Valentine’s Day spending to total $21.8 Billion

Just over half (52%) of U.S. adults plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, spending a total of $21.8 billion, according to the annual survey r... READ MORE »

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This gift and stationery boutique offers merchandise for all types of celebrations With so many retailers and makers facing similar challenges right ... READ MORE »

NRF reports solid start to holiday shopping season

November retail sales dipped from the month before but still showed the sixth consecutive monthly year-over-year gain by government calculations and s... READ MORE »

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