January 9, 2015

For the month of December, brick-and-mortar retailers realized a 6.5% decline in year-over-year sales

January 8, 2015

Nearly a quarter (21%) of Americans stated that they are likely to return or exchange at least one of the presents that they received this holiday season, according to a study released Wednesday by Retale.

December 29, 2014

The day after Christmas posted the highest traffic for online shopping, with 125 points, since the 2014 holiday shopping season began. According to Verizon Retail Index data, year-over-year, traffic attributed to online shopping was on par (125) with the same day in 2013.

 

December 23, 2014

Spend on prepaid gift cards is on the rise this holiday season, as a significant majority (70%) of shoppers plan to purchase gift cards this season, according to an interim holiday spending report released by Stored Value Solutions, a provider of gift cards and stored-value services.

December 18, 2014

According to Retale survey results, 15% of all holiday shoppers wait until the last minute to do their gift buying.

December 15, 2014

More than half (56%) of Christmas shoppers surveyed typically have gifts left to purchase by the time "Panic Saturday,” the last Saturday to shop for holiday gifts before Christmas (also referred to as "Super Saturday"), rolls around. 

December 11, 2014

Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in November, the National Retail Federation said Thursday.

December 1, 2014

ComScore on Sunday reported that U.S. desktop retail e-commerce spending for the first 28 days of the 2014 holiday season were up 15% to $22.7 billion. 

December 1, 2014

Consumer Reports last week projected less shopper traffic over the five days between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday.

December 1, 2014

More shoppers are swiping their way to Thanksgiving holiday savings with mobile devices than ever before.

 

December 1, 2014

Black Friday isn't what it used to be. 

December 1, 2014

Internet traffic built from Thanksgiving Day through Saturday, according to Verizon Enterprise Solutions. 

December 1, 2014

Is Cyber Monday losing its sizzle?

November 24, 2014

Rite Aid on Monday announced that many of its 4,600 locations will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and will be opening 7 a.m. on Black Friday.

November 12, 2014

Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year according to a new national survey measuring consumer optimism.

 

November 4, 2014

About 1-in-3 holiday shoppers say they expect more than half of their purchases to be on sale or discounted, The Conference Board reported Tuesday.

November 4, 2014

U.S. retailers have emerged with an optimistic outlook for the upcoming holiday season, according to a recent BDO USA survey.

 

November 3, 2014

To kick off the holiday season, CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced the return of its "Free Gift Card" promotion, an offer designed to allow customers the opportunity to receive free gift cards by shopping for everyday essentials at store locations nationwide. 

October 29, 2014

Shoppers plan to spend more during the upcoming holiday season with omnichannel shoppers having even higher spending expectations. 

October 29, 2014

As the holiday season approaches, shoppers are apprehensive about the rise in credit card breaches at major retailers and adjusting their shopping behavior accordingly. 

 

October 22, 2014

Target is gearing up for the holiday season with a string of new initiatives, including new and enhanced digital tools and free shipping on all Target.com orders now through Dec. 20.

October 14, 2014

Shoppers are rolling into the holiday season on a high note and are willing to spend a bit more, according to the latest IRI MarketPulse survey released Tuesday.

 

October 10, 2014

Accenture on Thursday released its annual holiday shopping survey, finding that consumers are expressing increased optimism about their personal finances this year. 

October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.