October 26, 2011

Despite concerns about the economy and rising household expenses, nearly 3-out-of-5 consumers (59%) will put aside economic worries and spend the same or more this holiday season, according to Deloitte’s 26th annual survey of holiday spending intentions and trends.

October 20, 2011

As many as 71% of consumers earning less than $100,000 per year are planning to trim back their spending this holiday season, according to new research, “Holiday Shopping 2011,” released Tuesday by SymphonyIRI Group.

October 3, 2011

A recent consumer survey debunked the two long-assumed scenarios surrounding the moment a shopper actually makes a shopping decision — before they've entered the store as part of a planned purchase or at the shelf on an impulse.

September 13, 2011

Family Dollar has found a way to better understand how customers respond to its in-store displays and promotions, and how they can be improved to generate more sales.

August 18, 2011

A survey released Thursday by the National Retail Federation found that nearly one-third of tablet owners will use the device to purchase back-to-school items.

August 11, 2011

A new survey conducted by online shopping service ShopRunner found that many parents will head to multiple stores to purchase back-to-school items for their kids.

July 27, 2011

Inflation-related concerns will prompt back-to-school shoppers to utilize certain shopping tactics, including smartphone and social network use, to save this year.

July 21, 2011

Expect flat back-to-school sales this year as parents continue to be cautious with their spending, the National Retail Federation found in its latest survey.

June 14, 2011

Back-to-school shopping likely will take place even later this year than in 2010, as consumers hope to score last-minute deals, the latest forecast from PriceGrabber revealed.

June 6, 2011

Perception feeds reality. That is as true today as it was when the economy first started its rollercoaster plunge back in 2008. The perception is that the consumer is on her way back. And while that is fast becoming reality, today’s retailer will be looking to commit its capital expenditures to more than just the traditional new Main-and-Main locations.

May 24, 2011

Happy days are here again! Consumer confidence rebounded 1.6 points in April from a dip in March, according to the Consumer Confidence Index, despite the fact that high-gas-price stories are dominating the airwaves. That suggests consumers may be willing to try new things again — in other words, to buy something new — and that is excellent news for niche manufacturers. In this annual report, DSN calculates the value of niche brands.

April 28, 2011

Consumer confidence recovered somewhat in April, though the impact of rising gasoline prices still is evident, according to data released Tuesday by the Conference Board.

April 20, 2011

A survey released Tuesday by Deloitte found that consumer purchasing power was negatively impacted during the month of March.

February 23, 2011

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index reached 70.4 in February, a three-year high from February 2008, thanks to growing optimism about the short-term future.

February 4, 2011

According to a PriceGrabber survey on consumer purchasing decisions for Valentine's Day, 52% of Valentine’s Day shoppers indicated that the economy will not have any effect on their purchasing decisions for Valentine’s Day 2011.

January 25, 2011

The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index reached its highest level in eight months as Americans grew more optimistic about the job market.

January 20, 2011

A new quarterly index developed by eBillme found that 19% of shoppers will spend more on Valentine's Day this year.

December 20, 2010

The healthcare-reform bill promised to dramatically expand coverage for Americans, but healthcare consumer confidence hasn’t necessarily kept up, according to data released Monday by Thomson Reuters.

November 21, 2010

Mobile shoppers will account for nearly one-third of the money spent this holiday season by...

November 18, 2010

A new analysis indicated that retailers should expect a modest increase in sales despite wavering...

October 6, 2010

Consumers will approach this holiday shopping season with care, according to the NPD Group....

September 27, 2010

Consumers will seek value this holiday season and will continue to watch their dollars as...

September 23, 2010

In the never-ending battle for customer loyalty, independents rule and service is still king....

September 19, 2010

Even in a challenging and rapidly changing marketplace, lower-income shoppers will generate $115 billion in...