According to market research firm Euromonitor International, digital wellness, autonomous outlets, voice, customer-led experiences and the expansion of super apps will have the most impact on the omnichannel retail scene as the year proceeds.
A growing number of consumers shopping for small kitchen appliances are finding what they need at Amazon, according to a recent report from consumer insight firm Edge by Ascential.
Despite issues including the U.S./China trade war, a volatile stock market and the effects of the government shutdown, the NRF is forecasting sales to increase between 3.8% and 4.4%.
According to an eMarketer analysis, consumers haven’t embraced the prospect of voice commerce, at least not yet.
In recent years, we have discussed the need for retailers to rethink how each uses their physical space to keep their brick-and-mortar stores relevant as digital commerce continues to grow.
China is the world’s largest country in terms of population, and this year could become the planet’s top retail market, displacing the United States.
Annual growth in the national market for home improvement and repair is expected to slow by the end of the 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.
American adults will spend an average of $81.30 for items related to watching Super Bowl LIII set for February 3 in Atlanta, according to results of a survey from the National Retail Federation.
According to a University of Michigan survey, consumer sentiment in the U.S. slipped during early January, with the decline primarily focused on prospects for the domestic economy.
Euromonitor International has released its list of Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2019 that touches on a host of hot topics including digital trends and environmental issues that are expected to impact how people shop for products in the year ahead.
Given a strong economy in the U.S. but one that has experienced some high-profile bankruptcies and global trade and economic tensions, consulting firm Deloitte, as part of its 2019 Retail Industry Outlook, is telling retailers they will need to make bold decisions to have a successful year.
Following months of record growth, the level of imports at the nation’s ports have slowed, according to a report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
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.
Holiday season online gift card sales grew by more than 20% year over year, according to Stored Value Solutions.