Holiday & Events

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

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Amazon has partnered with National Express to offer 75% off 5,000 coach fares, to help students return home for Christmas. In this Black Friday first, the Prime Student travel deal … The post Amazon offering students 75% off coach tickets to get students home for Christmas appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
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Convenience stores are set to play a key role in the run-up to Christmas, with almost 60% of consumers saying the sector will be central to their shopping plans this time around. More than a quarter (28%) say they are ready to begin their seasonal shopping visits at the start of December, while a further […]
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Consumers spent a record $5.29 billion on Thanksgiving Day, per Adobe Analytics data, up 2.9 percent year-over-year (YoY). Shoppers were enticed by big discounts in categories like toys and electronics, and took to their smartphones during holiday meals. Mobile shopping drove 55 percent of online sales (up 8.3 percent YoY), an all-time record for Thanksgiving Day since 2012. In the […]
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Shoppers were expected to turn out in record numbers to shop for Black Friday deals, particularly as concerns of COVID-19 have subsided. However, with inclement weather in parts of the country, thin crowds were seen outside stores on what has historically been the busiest shopping day of the year. At Times Square in New York […]
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On Thursday evening, one of London’s most famous landmarks lit up in Coca-Cola red as thousands came together for a festive sing-along. Following the first ever live karaoke experience on the Piccadilly Lights in 2019, Coca-Cola returned this year to lead people in Christmas carols and, of course, the Holidays Are Coming song from the […]
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Black Friday has become a key fixture in many people’s shopping calendars and marks the start of the festive spending spree – or so retailers hope – but is it overrated for retail businesses? Retail businesses need to keep Black Friday in perspective as there are undeniable positives to be gained from taking part in […]
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Sign up for free to explore holiday consumer spending data in Earnest Dash. Powered by Earnest’s Vela spend dataset. Key takeaways: Consumers spending slowed since September across most major categories Online share of sales remains elevated vs pre-pandemic, in-line with 2021 levels Nike, Lululemon, Ulta, Shein, The RealReal, and Walmart are outperforming in the early […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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Retailers are concerned about what a national rail strike would mean for their supply chains should it take place but are not worried about it having any effect on their Christmas season sales. One-third of all freight in the U.S. moves by rail. Brian Dodge, president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, believes that Congress […]
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Next week sees the 10th annual staging of Small Business Saturday, a campaign designed to celebrate independent retailers. Backed by American Express, the campaign is encouraging small retailers to make the most of the spotlight as they enter the peak trading period in the run-up to Christmas. Small businesses taking part in the campaign celebrate […]
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UK tech retailer, Currys, says it has invested over £250,000 in a fleet of robotic exoskeleton suits to help colleagues from logistics partner, GXO, work safely and efficiently through the festive period. The suits, which are being used at Currys’ facility in Newark, will help people carry out their physical day to day tasks, with […]
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Ed Betts, General Manager Retail Lead Europe at Retail Express, considers the potential for data-driven planning to help turn a bottom-line disaster into a profitable positive. Worldwide activity surrounding Black Friday has never been stronger. In the US, over 53% of consumers plan to make a purchase on Black Friday; in the UK consumers are […]
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Advent calendars have been popular since the late 19th century as a way of marking the days until Christmas. Brands have also renamed the seasonal marker as ‘anticipation calendars’ to widen the potential audience. Anticipation calendars also give consumers the opportunity to experiment with products the recipient has not tried before.  From simple interactive cardboard […]
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Black Friday is one of the biggest ecommerce events of the year, with hundreds of online retailers expected to take part in the annual event. Despite the ongoing cost-of-living crisis,… The post Black Friday: What are the key ecommerce players doing? appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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SMI Core data captures the actual spend data from the SMI Pool partners of major holding companies and large independent agencies, representing up to 95% of all US national brand ad spending, to provide a complete monthly view of the SMI Pool market size, investment share and category performance. Core Data delivers detailed ad intelligence across all media […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]

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