Holiday & Events

Articles about major holidays and annual events in retail. (from Thanksgiving to Prime Day)

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Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott has joined Shopify’s board of directors. Shopify President Harley Finkelstein, said: “Kevin is a titan of innovation. His fingerprints are all over the best teams in tech and some of the best products. He’s a leader in emerging tech and the future of AI.” “He is a natural fit to help […]
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WASHINGTON – Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows modest retail sales gains in June despite an uneven pace of spending in recent months, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “The path of household spending remains difficult to read,” Kleinhenz said. “Spending has been uneven but remains in good condition notwithstanding the […]
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​[[{“value”:” Dive Brief Spending per child is projected to be $586, with overall market spend reaching $31.3 billion, according to a recent survey from Deloitte. Published July 16, 2024 By Howard Ruben An adult and child shopping for school supplies. Deloitte’s survey suggests that low- and middle-income families will spend less than in 2023, down […]
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NEW YORK — Back-to-School spending for K-12 students is expected to remain flat at $586 per student, according to a report from Deloitte. As parents weigh prices, they plan to make room for both necessities and a few indulgences, representing an opportunity for retailers to take some anxiety out of the shopping season. As families […]
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PHILADELPHIA—Rite Aid Corp. is alerting its customers about an incident that may have resulted in the leak of some personal information. The company said it is mailing letters to any potentially affected consumer associated with a mailing address in our systems. On June 6, 2024, an unknown third party impersonated a company employee to compromise their […]
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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General is positioning its stores as one-stop shops for back-to-school season, offering a wide array of school essentials while prioritizing quality and affordability. The retailer says its more than 20,000 locations in 48 states offer an expansive selection of back-to-school items to meet its customers’ needs, along with special deals and […]
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Amazon has made its generative AI-powered conversational shopping assistant Rufus available to all U.S. customers the day before its 10th annual Prime Day sales event kicks off on July 16. Rufus first debuted in beta for a small number of U.S. users in February 2024, and now all U.S. app users will find Rufus ready […]
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Hallmark is revamping its streaming service and integrating retail and product benefits into the price of a subscription, with the goal of creating an “unparalleled Hallmark lifestyle experience.” In mid-September the current streaming service Hallmark Movies Now will become Hallmark+, with the subscription cost increasing from $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year to $7.99 per […]
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Kohl’s is simplifying back-to-school shopping with affordable, trendy items, featuring new brands like Limited Too, Aéropostale, and Madden Girl. Families can find essentials such as t-shirts, sneakers, and backpacks at low prices, and save more with Kohl’s Cash® coupons and Kohl’s Rewards®.
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WASHINGTON – More than half (55%) of back-to-school and college shoppers have already begun buying items for the upcoming school year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “The back-to-school and college season is an important time for retailers and consumers,” NRF Vice President of […]
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NEW YORK — Stores remain the preferred destination for back-to-school shopping, according to Sensormatic Solutions’ 2024 U.S. Back-to-School Consumer Sentiment Survey, which found that 74% of consumers plan to conduct their back-to-school shopping in-store. Additionally, 43% of shoppers say they’ll utilize “buy online, pick up in-store” (BOPIS) for back-to-school purchases (compared to 34% in 2023) […]
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Although some U.S. districts have only just recently closed their doors on the 2023/2024 school year, July is underway, which means back-to-school is just around the corner for many students. For the footwear market, the 2024 back-to-school season will contain a level of familiarity from last year, but also some new important caveats. Here are […]
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This summer, RangeMe, and our Preferred Services partners will launch a series of weekly content aimed at providing emerging brands with insights to help them boost sales, maintain strong cash flow, elevate advertising, optimize logistics, and champion environmental sustainability as they gear up for this year’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday season.  The series, collectively titled S.C.A.L.E […]
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We hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July! In this edition, we’ll analyze the performance of the furniture and mattress industries during this holiday weekend compared to last year. Join us as we break down the numbers, highlighting key trends and insights that have emerged over the past few days. Furniture Industry Foot Traffic […]
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Forecasts are always wrong — that is a foundational truth of projecting demand. It’s a game of how close you can get to reality — and how fast you can respond when you miss the mark. To better distribute products across its network, Amazon has started charging sellers that carry consistently low levels of inventory relative to […]
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In 2022, LoudCrowd started working with boohoo to scale the online retailer’s influencer programmes. In a LinkedIn post, Gary Garofalo, CEO at LoudCrowd, said: “They were already working with hundreds of influencers in a one-to-one capacity. And like most brands, they had roughly reached their capacity in cost/effort.” “We were able to set up automated […]
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While other retailers launch competing sales around Amazon’s Prime Day in the hopes of riding the ecommerce giant’s coattails, for Bookshop.org, Amazon’s annual sale event highlights bigger existential concerns. The platform’s sole mission is to keep independent bookstores alive amid the threat of digital convenience instigated by Amazon itself. Despite expanding well beyond its early […]
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WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has released its annual list of the Top 100 Retailers. Compiled by Kantar, the list ranks the industry’s largest retail companies by their U.S. sales. “This year’s list of the Top 100 Retailers largely reflects a post-pandemic return to normal,” NRF Executive Director of Research Mark Mathews said. “As […]

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