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NRF: Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Meet Expectations

The annual survey Prosper Insights & Analytics conducts for the National Retail Federation demonstrated that, while not all up in 2020 versus 2019, the sales numbers for the Thanksgiving weekend period still demonstrated that the overall holiday season is on track to meet expectations.

Retail
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.

Retail
NRF: Holiday Sales To Gain Between 3.6% And 5.2%

In a complex retail marketplace roiled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Retail Federation forecast that sales in the November and December holiday season will gain between 3.6% and 5.2% this year versus the 2019 period to a total between $755.3 billion and $766.7 billion.

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NPD: Stay-At-Home Lifestyles Driving Holiday Gains

The NPD Group’s Future of Home report predicts 15% year-over-year dollar growth for the home products sector during the fourth quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new habits it is prompting homebound shoppers to develop, continue to reorder the marketplace.

Retail
NRF: October Retail Sales Resilient

The National Retail Federation reported that retail sales gained for the sixth month in a row during October, with sales higher than the same time last year as the U.S. economy continued to recover and consumers began their holiday shopping early.

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Best Buy Teams With Instacart To Offer Same-Day Delivery

Instacart has kicked off a new nationwide partnership with Best Buy to offer same-day delivery from nearly all Best Buy locations across the U.S. Customers nationwide now have access to a selection of Best Buy’s electronics and tech products delivered same-day, including small appliances.

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