November 28, 2012

The prestige beauty gift set industry posted double-digit growth year-to-date and looks to be quite promising this holiday, especially makeup and skin care gift sets, according to market research company the NPD Group.

November 21, 2012

More than half of U.S. adults plan to buy holiday gifts during Thanksgiving weekend, according to a new survey from the Consumer Electronics Association.

November 5, 2012

According to a recent BDO USA survey, chief marketing officers at leading U.S. retailers expect a 3.7% increase in holiday comparable store sales, marking the survey’s most optimistic forecast since 2007, when CMOs projected a 5% increase in comparable store sales.

October 15, 2012

More than half of consumers say they plan to spend $500 or more on gifts this holiday season, slightly more than what they planned on spending in 2011, according to PriceGrabber’s winter holiday shopping survey.

September 27, 2012

Safeway on Thursday announced the availability of flu shots on a walk-in basis at all Safeway pharmacy locations.

January 17, 2012

ShopperTrak reported Monday that national retail sales, when compared with the same period last year, rose 3.5% during November and December, while foot traffic decreased 3.1%.

December 20, 2011

A new survey conducted by Visa revealed that 77% of consumers still need to buy holiday gifts this week.

December 14, 2011

A new survey by Angus Reid Public Opinion revealed a number of similarities and differences between the holiday shopping habits of people in North America and the United Kingdom.

November 18, 2011

RetailMeNot.com, an online coupon aggregator, found that online coupon usage was up 23% on its site in the months leading up to the holiday shopping season, the company announced Wednesday.

November 11, 2011

U.S. households are expected to spend an average of $497 on gifts this holiday season, the Conference Board reported. Only 7% of consumers said they plan to spend more on holiday gifts this year, while approximately 49% plan on spending less than last year.

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

Candles become a key general merchandise category later in the year — 35% of candle sales in the United States occur during the fourth quarter.

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 17, 2011

Whole Foods is focusing on immune support by offering educational podcasts, in-store lectures, a brochure and a "seasonal wellness shopping list" to customers this fall.

October 3, 2011

The state of the economy continues to impact consumers' holiday shopping decisions as many plan to spend less or the same this year.

September 26, 2011

Retailers should expect small gains in 2011 holiday sales, according to a Deloitte forecast issued Monday.

September 21, 2011

Last year's flu season resulted in 100 million lost work days, as well as $6.8 billion in lost wages, according to a new survey conducted by Walgreens.

September 21, 2011

In the wake of several surveys projecting how shoppers will spend this holiday season, the latest study from ShopperTrak expects national retail sales to increase 3% during November and December, while foot traffic will drop 2.2%.

September 13, 2011

More than a quarter of Americans expect to spend less during the holidays this year, according to a survey by American’s Research Group, Reuters reported.

December 27, 2010

Between Oct. 31 and Dec. 24, consumers spent more than $36.4 billion online — a 15.4% increase over 2009, according to SpendingPulse estimates.

December 23, 2010

ComScore on Wednesday tabulated $28.4 billion in holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 49 days of the November/December 2010 holiday season. That marks a 12% increase versus the year-ago period.

November 30, 2010

Total sales and comparable-store sales both rose during the month of November for Fred's, the chain announced Tuesday.

November 16, 2010

Soft housing prices drove down the Deloitte consumer spending index for the month of October,...

November 16, 2010

With the holiday season fast approaching, Walgreens is aggressively positioning itself as a holiday shopping...