Nearly 7 in 10 Americans said they are planning to or considering shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation.
According to a survey sponsored by Offers.com, Cyber Monday will edge out Black Friday as the top shopping day of the holidays.
Consumers are insisting that retailers provide them with free delivery in the gift buying season, according to Deloitte’s 32nd annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends.
HomeWorld Business is launching an exclusive monthly video series featuring housewares analytics and insights by The NPD Group’s Joe Derochowski, executive director and home industry analyst.
A survey from IFTTT, which provides software that facilitates the use of services, indicated that 58% of consumers in the U.S. change their shopping preferences during the holiday season, with the majority shifting to shop online more toward the end of the year.
The holiday 2017 shopping season will be the first when more consumers in the U.S. start shopping in the mid-season Thanksgiving weekend through Cyber Monday period rather than later, according to The NPD Group.
Apparel retailer Forever 21 has launched a stand-alone beauty and lifestyle retail chain targeting the Millennial and Generation Z consumer, called Riley Rose.
Whole Foods Market said it has investigated and resolved a security incident previously announced on September 28, involving unauthorized access of payment card information used at certain venues such as tap rooms and full table-service restaurants located within some stores.
NPD sees potential growth for tabletop sales that can translate into more lifestyle and cross-selling opportunities for retailers beyond wedding registry purchases, particularly with kitchen gadgets and beverageware.
According to research conducted by payments provider Paysafe, 59% of Americans think fraud is an inevitable part of shopping online.