Holiday & Events

Articles about holidays and special retail events.

  1. Channel: Mass
Just a few weeks after making real-world products available for sale within Roblox, Walmart has debuted Walmart Realm. This immersive experience features three distinct shopping environments designed around social trends and influencers: the underwater world of So Jelly, vintage Americana at Y’allternative and chic beauty and fashion at Go Chromatic. “It’s fantastical, it’s inspirational and […]
  1. Data & Insights
As the Grocerant Guru®, I’ve seen how the lines between grocery stores and restaurants have blurred, creating a new dining paradigm that’s perfectly suited to solve the Memorial Day meal dilemma. As we approach this long weekend, families across the United States are preparing for celebrations and gatherings. Yet, the perennial question looms: what to […]
  1. Stores & Formats
As Memorial Day approaches on Monday, May 27, 2024, it’s important to know which businesses and services will be available during the holiday. Memorial Day, often seen as the unofficial start of summer, brings a mix of closures and openings across various sectors, affecting banks, postal services, government offices, and retail stores.
  1. Corporate Finance
In the dynamic world of retail, the ability to navigate seasonal fluctuations can make or break a business. From the bustling holiday season to the quiet lulls in between, managing cash flow during these ebbs and flows is a critical challenge. By implementing strategic financing strategies, retailers can position themselves for consistent growth and long-term […]
  1. Data & Insights
To increase sales and build a loyal customer base, you need a strategic approach that combines marketing, customer service, and operational efficiency. Here are some effective strategies to help you boost sales in your furniture store. 1. Enhance Your Online Presence Running a furniture store in today’s competitive market requires more than just stocking high-quality […]
  1. Department: Food
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]
  1. Channel: Mass
MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. will lower the prices on about 5,000 frequently shopped items across its assortment. The retailer said Monday that it has already reduced prices on about 1,500 items, and has thousands more price cuts planned to take effect over the course of the summer. The price cuts — on such everyday items […]
  1. Data & Insights
WASHINGTON – Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today shows retail sales moderated in April, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “Even though household income and job growth are compressing, the consumer spending picture remains positive,” Kleinhenz said. “The softer pace of spending is due in part to consumers being selective and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Last month, Target made headlines when it launched its Target Circle 360 membership program, a paid extension of its existing Target Circle Rewards program. While media coverage notes that the recurring revenue generated by a subscription program could help mitigate Target’s recent trend of declining sales, it’s also a real-time case study for how retail […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Retail sales grew modestly from the month before in April, but a shift in the timing of Easter appeared to be behind a slight year-over-year decline, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions, released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF). Total retail sales, excluding automobiles and gasoline, were up 0.26 percent seasonally […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity has launched its 8th round of the Heart of the Community initiative. This round aims to brighten the futures of children by providing funding for back-to-school uniforms and summer activities. With a pot of £50,000 available, The Heart… This story continues at MADL launches latest Heart of the […]
  1. Stores & Formats
WASHINGTON – April retail sales were up modestly from March, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, but were down slightly compared to last year. A shift in the timing of Easter appeared to be the reason for the year-over-year decline. “Consumer spending continues to drive economic growth and retail sales increases, though we see some […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
During the 2023 holiday season, gift cards were the No. 1 most requested gift for the 17th consecutive year. This isn’t surprising, with projections indicating that the U.S. gift card market will reach a value of $267.3 billion by 2028. For the seventh consecutive year, NAPCO Research and Blackhawk Network (BHN) have collaborated to produce […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Perfetti Van Melle is introducing a new sharing pack: the Mini Lollipop Bag. Offering a selection of 30 mini lollipops in four flavours, it lands just in time for spring and summer parties and holidays. Available in an easy-to-share format, Chupa Chups’ mini lollipop bags… This story continues at Chupa Chups unveils new Mini Lollipop […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Seven years into its most recent comeback, teen fashion retailer Rue21 has filed for its third bankruptcy, citing “the continued growth of online shopping, industry competition, inflation and macroeconomic headwinds.” Over the past two decades the mall-based retailer has struggled to regain the popularity it enjoyed during its heyday in the late ’90s. The company […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Cinco de Mayo isn’t just a celebration of Mexican-American culture; it’s also a day of fantastic deals and specials across the nation. This year’s festivities kick off with deals that last until May 5th. Here’s a list of some of the offers:
  1. Channel: Restaurants
  Diner’s today are a busy bunch. Between work, family, and social commitments, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. That’s why it’s no surprise that Quick-Service Restaurants (QSRs) and Fast-Casual chains are experiencing a boom, consistently outperforming sit-down establishments. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes that all restaurant […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Ecommerce is complex, but too often brands embrace a simplistic view of what it means to their business. The conversation often centers around market penetration or ecommerce’s share of growth and profitability relative to physical retail.  But Russ Dieringer, founder and CEO of the research and analyst firm Stratably, argues this is just one piece of […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WASHINGTON – The “swipe” fees credit card networks and banks charge merchants to process transactions could cost consumers more than $750 million this Mother’s Day, according to the Merchants Payments Coalition. “Credit card companies are swiping two flowers out of Mom’s bouquet this Mother’s Day,” MPC Executive Committee member and National Association of Convenience Stores […]
  1. Data & Insights
In a departure from traditional beliefs, consumers effortlessly transition between digital platforms and physical showrooms, blurring the lines between online and in-store shopping experiences. This week, we will explore the changing landscape of furniture shopping behaviors and analyze the what Q1’s retail sales say about the consumer in 2024. Today’s Rundown ‘Slow moving’: The latest […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Taylor Swift Effect isn’t just a pop culture headline, it’s also big business, and online retailers are well positioned to take advantage, says Shopify President Harley Finkelstein. In a LinkedIn post, he flagged up the example of creator and entrepreneur Cassey Ho, founder of Blogilates. With the release of Swift’s latest album, The Tortured […]
  1. Data & Insights
Are you listening? As the audio horizon expands, the ways audiences are tuning in is shifting.  Marketers need to stay on top of these trends when developing cross-channel media strategies. That’s why we created The Record—a quarterly look at how U.S. audiences spend their time with audio. An important tool for advertisers, artists, broadcasters and […]
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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at petco.com for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]

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