Trends: Shopping

Articles on shoppers and shopping trends.

  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Amidst varying themes of the upcoming winter season, an unexpected and adverse development has occurred regarding holiday spending: consumers are having to adjust budgets and consider inflationary concerns along with supply chain shortages, both affecting the price and availability of many products this year. As a result, the retail industry will experience much earlier shopping […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
With prolonged inflation, hiked interest rates, and an economic downturn, it’s no wonder consumers are feeling an increased amount of stress when making purchases or buying services. And with the holiday season upon us, many are rethinking their spending habits even more than they already were. In fact, 60 percent of consumers say their priorities keep changing […]
  1. Data & Insights
Applause global survey finds more than one third of shoppers plan to spend less over the festive season, even as they return to the High Street. Applause, a provider of digital quality testing, today announced the 2022 results of its third annual global survey on festive shopping trends. The research showed a marked increase in […]
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As October ends and the winter holiday season comes around, Americans start to get excited for a few things: pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving, and of course, Black Friday. Since Q3 2021, 36% of Americans think the US economy is going to get worse, and 66% think their personal finances are going to do the same. But […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
ARLINGTON, Va. — FMI—The Food Industry Association released Part VI of its U.S. Grocery Shopping Trends 2022 series, titled “Holiday Shopping.” The final release from the expansive survey of food shoppers’ journeys explores the sentiment and behaviors of consumers as they head into the holiday season. This year, typical holiday stress is exacerbated by inflationary concerns, with 62% […]
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 Coveo (TSX:CVO), a leader in retail AI that helps to transform search, recommendations, and personalization within digital experiences, today announced a new report which provides insights into key retail shopping trends and the factors impacting purchasing decisions. The 2022 Holiday Shopping Report: Habits, Trends, and Motivators  provides findings from the company’s survey of 4,000 U.S. and U.K. consumers […]
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As one of the fastest-growing online shopping trends, social commerce is everywhere and it’s showing no signs of going away any time soon. A recent trends report from Checkout.com revealed… The post Opinion: From TV to TikTok – how social has changed TV shopping forever appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The […]
  1. Holiday & Events
Online shopping sales are expected to reach $209.7 billion this holiday season (Nov. 1 – Dec. 31), representing a 2.5 percent year-over-year (YoY) growth, according to Adobe. Based on Adobe Analytics data, the report provides a comprehensive view into U.S. e-commerce by analyzing more than 1 trillion visits to U.S. retail sites, 100 million SKUs and 18 product categories. […]
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Salesforce came to life 23 years ago in a San Francisco apartment by Founder and current Co-CEO Marc Benioff. Dreamforce, its annual event created to bring together the global Salesforce community for learning, community building, fun, and philanthropy, found its conception 20 years ago. And this year, I was able to experience Dreamforce for my […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
For years e-commerce sites enjoyed an “unfair advantage” over their brick-and-mortar competition. The combination of click tracking, behavioral analytics, and customer journey planning provided a wealth of data that was simply unavailable in a physical retail environment. Loyalty programs, where customers scanned a plastic card at checkout, provided stores with shopper purchasing habits, but only […]
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Supply chains and logistics have seen seismic shifts forward in recent years. In 2020 alone, companies fast-tracked the digital transformation of their internal operations — and their customer and supply chain interactions — by three years to four years. The digitization of third-party logistics (3PL) providers began in the mid-90s, but the pandemic fueled progress […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The pandemic kickstarted an omnichannel shopping trend, with 60 percent to 70 percent of consumers researching and purchasing both in-store and online. At the same time, customer experience remained king. As consumers become increasingly demanding and accustomed to the ease and convenience of shopping online, physical retail stores are having to step up their game. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
It’s time to recession-proof your brand. Recent economic reports highlight market issues like higher inflation, interest rate hikes, lower consumption, layoffs, and reduced hiring. Together, these trends point toward an economic slowdown and potential recession.1 Kelly, Jack. What You Need To Know About Layoffs, Hiring Freezes, Inflation And A Possible Recession. Forbes. June 23, 2022. […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The kids are already headed back to school, and the way parents shopped for them will be an indicator of holiday purchase patterns. This year, major macro retail trends at play are upending how consumers shop as they prioritize different factors in their consideration process. Let’s look at how holiday 2022 might mimic back-to-school shopping […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In order to paint an accurate picture of consumers’ likes, dislikes and shopping history (sometimes even shopping future!), personal data is gold to advertisers. However, every day we hear about social media networks violating individual privacy. Social tracking. Data collection. Breaches. Phishing. Malware. Bot attacks. In 2020, more than 155.8 million individuals were affected by […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Rising prices and consumers shopping for more immediate needs has disrupted back-to-school shopping season performance, according to research from The NPD Group, which recently merged with Information Resources, Inc. In the first seven weeks of the back-to-school shopping season, U.S. non-school-related general merchandise sales revenue grew 4 percent, NPD found, while school spending fell short of last […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
FMI-The Food Industry Association yesterday released the fifth edition of the U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2022 series focused on Back to School, saying that “90% of shoppers are concerned about some aspect of food accessibility, with 61% concerned about rising prices specifically – an increase of eight percentage points since February 2022. However, even in […]
  1. Data & Insights
From predominately digital stores going physical to physical stores going digital, it has become increasingly hard to predict where the industry is headed.   After 7 years, Amazon is officially closing all of its book stores, switching its focus to its physical grocery stores. And as that happens, physical grocers are going digital to embrace […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Once again Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson reminds regular viewers of this blog that ‘less is more’ in the minds-eye of the consumer and transparency in labeling, packaging, and menus equals authenticity in the minds-eye of the consumers and that builds loyalty. In an previous study by the Food Marketing Institute titled: U.S. […]
  1. Data & Insights
Over the last few years, foot traffic and retail trends have been changing rapidly from week to week.   After a nearly 2-year period of people working from home, downtowns are slowly starting to reach pre-pandemic levels of foot traffic, and analysts predict to see new waves of consumers beginning their holiday shopping earlier than […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
While U.S. consumers are starting to feel the impact of prolonged inflation, as food and gas prices eat up more of their income, they have, for the most part, been resilient throughout the pandemic and world events. The current economic uncertainty has led to a two-fold question about shopping behavior: What are consumers feeling about […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The online checkout process has become cumbersome, to say the least. Among other checkout elements, the number of available payment types has exponentially increased. For example, these might include credit or debit cards; PayPal; Google Pay; Apple Pay; store credit; gift card; buy now, pay later (BNPL) options; and even Bitcoin. While a large number […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
SEATTLE — Amazon Prime members purchased more than 300 million items worldwide during Prime Day 2022, according to the company, which said this year’s event was the biggest Prime Day event ever. Amazon said Thursday that Prime members saved over $1.7 billion, more than during any previous Prime Day event. The company said the event […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
ARLINGTON, Va. — For many shoppers, buying groceries is a hybrid affair, and it is likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future, as Americans balance the advantages of ordering online against a “deeply personal” relationship with food that lures them into the supermarket, according to the latest installment of an expansive shopper survey […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Gen Z and Millennials are digital natives and they can turn on a dime, find fresh food fast when they want to according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Regular readers of this blog know that Gen Z and Millennials are in constant search for food discover.  Well during […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
When it comes to eCommerce, how do you shop? Do you discover products on social media? What items are must-haves for certain holidays? Do your friends and family buy the same brands as you? Of course, everyone shops a little differently from one another. To uncover some of these differences and take a pulse on […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
ARLINGTON, Va. – For many shoppers, buying groceries is a decidedly hybrid affair and is likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future, as consumers’ “deeply personal” relationship with food lures them into the supermarket, according to the latest installment of an expansive shopper survey from FMI — The Food Industry Association. “The recent […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In partnership with Merchant Payments Ecosystem 2022, E-Commerce Nation had the pleasure to interview Kai Lindstrom, Vice President Payments at SOK. In this interview, you will find advice on strategies for online sales and future payment trends. Can you introduce yourself and your background? I’m Kai Lindström, VP of Payments at SOK, Finland. I’ve been working with payments […]

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The food industry, like most other sectors of the US economy, has been working hard to overcome hurdles in hiring and retention to keep their operations properly staffed. According to the Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2022 report from Arlington, Va.-based FMI – The Food Industry Association, in 2021 the turnover rate for food retail employees […]
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KEY POINTS With prices near historic highs, more consumers are leaning on buy now, pay later to afford their holiday shopping. “It means a merry Christmas, but in the long run for many will hurt their credit,” says Marshall Lux, a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Americans are increasingly finding alternative ways to satisfy […]
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Shopper turnout for Thanksgiving Weekend handily exceeded expectations — a record 196.7 million shoppers went shopping for great deals, compared to 179 million in 2021 and 30 million more than the projected turnout of 166.3 million, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The growth was in line with an equally successful digital weekend, capped […]
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CHICAGO — The loudest voice in the room commands the most attention, but it may not speak for the masses. Likewise, social media fads may not reflect actual trends; there’s a mismatch between what consumers say they want and what they actually buy. In an environment rife with misinformation, startups must tune out the superficial […]

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