A holiday shopping push during the last two weeks of 2020 drove 13% year-over-year dollar sales growth and combined holiday…
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.
Based on early analysis of shopping patterns, 1010data has forecast a 5% increase in year-end sales for the holidays, with digital up 50% and store spending down 1% versus the 2019 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.
In a customer study, Meijer found that 60% of shoppers plan to spend the same money on food and gifts this holiday season as they have in the past but will splurge on those closest to them, with kids being particular beneficiaries.
LendingTree surveyed more than 1,000 consumers in the United States during the early days of October and learned that 25% consumers have already finished their holiday shopping.
After December strength made up for a shaky November, holiday retail sales for 2019 increased 4.1% versus the year-prior period to $730.2 billion, the National Retail Federation reported.
Black Friday was tops again for holiday traffic during the 2019 retail season, according to ShopperTrak.
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.
Portmeirion Group has introduced the 2019 Spode Christmas Tree Collection. The 2019 collection features the brand’s iconic Christmas Tree design and a new pattern of snowflakes and holly berries.
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.
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.