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Walgreens Stands Ready For Last-Minute Holiday Needs

For last-minute shoppers, Walgreens is billing itself as a one-stop convenience shop for a range of needs whether it’s a missing ingredient for a holiday recipe, batteries for a remote control toy, medicine for a seasonal cold, a gift for a Secret Santa or a string of holiday lights.

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Placer: Early Shopping Stirs Change In Unique Holiday Season

According to a Placer.ai whitepaper report, the 2020 holiday shopping season kicked into high gear long before the leaves changed colors, with consumer concerns over unemployment and uncertainty about meeting-up with friends and families to exchange holiday gifts prompting consideration of new ways to celebrate, not to mention Amazon’s shift of Prime Day.

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NRF: Holiday Shopping Concentrated Earlier

More than half of consumers began shopping for the holiday by the first week of November and almost a quarter of purchases were made by then, according to an annual survey published by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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ShopperTrak: Late Season Boosts Holiday Store Traffic

ShopperTrak store traffic data for the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day, November 18  through Saturday, December 29, 2018, came in with slightly lower overall totals versus the period in the year earlier, but late season shoppers helped ensure that brick-and-mortar retailers saw a relatively successful holiday sales period before the calendar flipped to 2019.

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Retailers Prepare For ‘Super Saturday’ Holiday Shoppers

More than 40% of holiday shoppers surveyed expect to finish their holiday gift shopping by today, December 19, but the biggest procrastinators will still be buying gifts through Christmas Eve, according to the annual consumer sentiment survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. 

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