Promocodes.com surveyed 2,000 American parents as this back-to-school season began, and the deals facilitator asserted that 99.3% of the K to 12 parents surveyed plan to do some kind of back-to-school shopping with the average spend per child at $221.24.
Retail sales were up 0.9% in July seasonally adjusted from June and up 5.6% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
With the back-to-school/back-to-college shopping season in full swing across many parts of the country, the challenge of finding the right products for those heading back to class is again facing students and their families.
Retailers with brick-and-mortar and e-commerce operations continue to benefit from having both, according to a recent study from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Growth in residential remodeling spending is expected to slow considerably by the middle of next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
According to a study from marketing technology and analytics agency Adlucent, consumers planning to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day remain enthusiastic about the e-tailer. But the shopping doesn’t stop there, as approximately 68% of consumers will explore beyond Amazon, comparing products and prices on other sites.
According to consulting firm Deloitte, 2019 back-to-school spending should come in flat to slightly higher versus last year, likely up about 1.8%, with gains largely occurring online.
Albertsons is starting an initiative to make its online grocery shopping websites and mobile applications more accessible and usable for shoppers with disabilities.
Consumers are embracing the use of retail technology to improve their shopping experience, according to the latest consumer view survey released by the National Retail Federation.
According to market research firm Numerator, a fifth of households across the U.S. will take part in Amazon Prime Day this year, an event that continues to help the company connect with consumers.
The National Retail Federation has reported that retail sales, excluding automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, rose 0.5% in May seasonally adjusted from April and 3.2% unadjusted year-over-year.
Ace Hardware tied with True Value for highest in customer satisfaction among home improvement retail stores in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction Study.
Annual gains in homeowner spending on improvements are expected to moderate across more than half of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas in 2019, according to new projections released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.