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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — A majority of U.S. consumers planned to spend the same amount as last year on this year’s holiday shopping. Those who planned to spend less than last year outnumbered those who planned to spend more, according to a survey from The NPD Group, citing a consumer survey conducted last month. “The […]
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The Christmas selling season represents the biggest portion of the $33 billion spent annually on toys. Retailers have been trying to stock up ahead of the holidays, although inventory holes remain. “There is more demand than we can supply,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment, said, referring to retail orders for his company’s products […]
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We’re back for another episode of MikMak’s 12 week holiday countdown. This week, we’ll be featuring an exclusive interview with Pacvue’s Director of Marketing, Adam Hutchinson, to compare the shopping insights we’re seeing from our first-party data, and report the trends and forecasts you should be watching out for this holiday season.
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Poundland has announced it will close on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The bargain retailer joins Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer among many chains which have decided to have extra days closed this festive period. The move has been welcomed by retail trade union Usdaw (Union of shop, distributive and allied workers), […]
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Independent toy shop, Argosy Toys, has made headlines and reached more than a million people on Facebook, leading to an influx of customers and continued support for the high street. Family run retailer, Argosy Toys has been in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, since 1947. Every year, owner, Paul Wohl, posts before Christmas to remind people to shop […]
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Weeks after Amazon introduced an updated Fire TV lineup that included, for the first time, its own TVs, Roku today is announcing its own competitive products in a race to capture consumers’ attention before the holiday shopping season. Its updates include a new Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ — the latter […]
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Academy Sports – Product Developer Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth. Responsible for the Private Brand product assortment development, presentation and organization, this person would have excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate with not just their peers, but […]
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Labor shortages, pent-up consumer demand, and supply chain disruptions could dramatically impact retailers this holiday season. And adding privacy changes on Apple’s new iOS 15 means email marketers face a perfect storm of uncertainty. The post A Perfect Storm for 2021 Holiday Email Marketing appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
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Raydiant’s new series, the Future of Shopping, interviews experts and thought leaders with a goal of better understanding what organizations can do to prepare themselves for what lies ahead.  The following is an interview we recently had with Maria Vasserman, Marketing Communications Specialist, MAROPOST. How has consumer shopping behavior evolved over the past 5 years? […]
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Retail sales increased during August as consumer demand outweighed the pandemic, supply chain disruptions and other factors affecting spending, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said Thursday. The U.S. Census Bureau reported overall retail sales in August were up 0.7 percent seasonally adjusted from July and up 15.1 percent year-over-year. Despite occasional month-over-month declines, sales have grown year-over-year […]
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Best Buy, Target, Walmart and other retailers are front loading inventory to make sure they have enough product on-hand to meet consumer demand this holiday season. This restocking is taking place after inventory housed in stores and warehouses fell to its lowest level since 1992, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Nestlé Confectionery has unveiled its new launches for Christmas 2021. New for the KitKat brand is a KitKat Festive Friends bag (220g; £3.50), featuring 12 mini KitKat Santas and a mix of 10 other shapes, including a Christmas Tree, Elf, Gingerbread Man, Snowman and Reindeer. Milkybar is also launching a Festive Friends sharing bag (£1), […]
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Amazon.com is launching a three-week sales “Holiday Beauty Haul” event to help establish the site as the go-to place for beauty and personal care products. “Sephora and Ulta have very, very successfully protected their customer base,” said Elaine Kwon, former executive in Amazon’s fashion category who runs Kwontified, an e-commerce management and software company. “This […]
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After three months of consecutive growth, the rise of streaming took a pause this month, according to the August release of The Gauge, Nielsen’s Total TV and Streaming viewing snapshot.  Compared to July, The Gauge’s reported August numbers remained mostly static, belying two strong undercurrents of change: the revival of a largely in-person school season […]
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WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales increased a modest 0.7% in August, as consumers spent more on apparel, electronics and home goods, the Commerce Department reported today. The larger-than-expected increase followed a 1.8% decline in July and gains earlier this summer. The recovery’s uneven pace is highlighted by declining sales at restaurants and bars last month […]
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National Lottery operator Camelot is running two special draws to celebrate this year’s Olympics before the end of September. This Saturday (18 September) there will be a £15m ‘Must be Won’ draw, while six days later (24 September) there sill be a special EuroMillions super jackpot draw with £107m on offer. Camelot’s retail director, Jenny […]
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Bed Bath & Beyond today announced the launch of the Home, Happier Team, the retailer’s first-ever curated advisory panel of industry experts who will serve as “host and hostesses of the home,” providing ideas, innovative solutions and compelling content to help customers personalize their living spaces and make it easy to feel at home.  Created […]
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Teamwork tip #1: Hybrid office teams work flexibly with Siemens’ smart sensors “Employees want to come back. Maybe not all the time, but they want the flexibility to come back to collaborate,” said Dave Hopping, CEO of Siemens Smart Infrastructure Solutions & Services. “How are they going to have the updated information to know where […]
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  It may be months until Christmas but the predictions for tree decorating trends are in. According to phs Greenleaf, which supplies more than 2,500 ready-decorated Christmas trees to UK businesses every year, Christmas 2021 will be all about stark contrasts, with both natural-looking, sustainable trees and flamboyant pop art colours showing favour. The predictions are based on emerging […]
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Amazon plans to hold a beauty sales event for three weeks starting Oct. 4, according to documents reviewed by CNBC. The event is designed to lure consumers ahead of the holiday shopping season and help make Amazon a go-to destination for beauty and personal care items. Online beauty sales have surged during the pandemic.   […]
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Supply chain disruptions have hit the artificial Christmas tree business and that is forcing prices of available inventory higher. The artificial market generates over $1 billion in annual sales. Eighty-five percent of American homes used fake trees in their homes last Christmas.

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Digital efforts pay off as grocer retains consumers within its ecosystem As consumer behavior shifts with each COVID wave, The Kroger Co. is seeing its digital efforts pay off as the grocer retains shoppers within its ecosystem. Rodney McMullen, chairman and CEO of Kroger, expressed excitement for the future of grocery e-commerce at the Groceryshop trade show in […]
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Loyalty takes center-stage with WitsNotes Volume 3:  Title: The Tipping Point of Loyalty (2021) Author: Upside Topic(s): Loyalty, Retail Length: 66 pages RetailWit Summary: 2 pages The Summary: The value of a loyal customer has increased—for retailers, the top loyal customers are worth up to 27x of revenue versus your non-loyals. And, shoppers are less […]

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