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NPD: Black Friday Still Dynamic

Black Friday remains a meaningful date even as retailers stretch out the promotion to as long as a week. About 17% of consumers responding to The NPD Group’s 2019 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey said they plan to wait to start their holiday shopping on Black Friday itself.

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NRF: Holiday Shopping Concentrated Earlier

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.

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NRF: October Retail Sales Edge Up

Retail sales in October increased 0.2% seasonally adjusted over September and were up 4.2% unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

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NPD: Generation X Pegged As Top Holiday Spenders

As the holiday season draws near, NPD analyzed the anticipated holiday spending plans of each generation. And, it found, each generation’s holiday shopping plan looks different, according to insights from the 2019 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey from The NPD Group.

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Deloitte: Experiences Trump Gifts For The Holidays

The consumer spend will gain but experiences continue to weigh against product purchasing as the holiday season approaches, according to Deloitte’s annual Holiday Survey. Two-thirds of respondents stated that they plan to spend on travel or socializing outside their homes as part of their year-end festivities.

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Survey: More Consumers Favor Black Friday Store Shopping

More consumers in the U.S. said they intend to go into physical stores on Black Friday this year than in 2018, at 39%, up two points from the results in the same survey conducted last year from Genesys, which provides omnichannel customer experience and contact center services.

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Study: Consumers Seeking Holiday Gift Buying Help

A big proportion of consumers are looking for gift giving ideas for the holidays, giving retailers a sales opportunity, according to the 2019 “Holiday Season Shopping Report” from Periscope by McKinsey, which undertakes marketing and sales analytics.

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