Small home appliances ranging from food prep electrics to robotic vacuums and home environment appliances were among the top-selling products during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, according to The NPD Group.
Ikea’s strategy for its new, urban Planning Studio is based less on its past practices and more on an omnichannel approach the retailer is embracing.
The website Offers.com conducted a holiday survey of 1,500 consumers in the U.S. that determined the average shopper will spend $625 on seasonal gifts this year.
Lodge Cast Iron is putting out a call for recipe submissions to be used at its National Cornbread Cook-Off.
While the issue of tariffs has been much discussed throughout 2018, retailers and housewares product suppliers have expressed concern about their potential impact on consumer buying habits.
So, just what does tick off consumers shopping for the holidays?
With initial reports indicating that holiday shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend into Cyber Monday was strong, it appears that housewares played a key role in the positive sales momentum in stores and online.
The Thanksgiving weekend period was busy, particularly cold in some places, and productive from a retail perspective, market research firms analyzing sales data and at least one key retailer already have reported.
As it continues to expand and open more stores beyond its rural community base, Dollar General is eyeing a new urban store concept dubbed DGX, according to a recent Bloomberg article.
Analysis from Checkout, an NPD Group receipt mining service, demonstrates that the average amount spent online per buyer on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday 2017 exceeded what was spent at brick-and-mortar stores on the same days by more than 20%, the market research firm stated.
An estimated 164 million people are planning to shop Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.