Consumer spending for the back-to-school/college shopping season is expected to be slightly less than 2017, according to an annual survey from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
The ongoing disruption in the retail marketplace and the continuing challenges it poses for housewares suppliers will be explored during “Adapting in the Face of Change,” the 2018 Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS), to be held October 2-3 in Rosemont, IL.
With an eye toward the back-to-school selling season, Walmart is launching several new initiatives that the retailer said will ease the shopping experience for parents and students as kids head back to the classroom.
The National Retail Federation has responded to a list of $200 billion of Chinese imports targeted for new tariffs that was released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, emphasizing that those taxes will hurt families across the U.S.
Consumer confidence declined slightly in June as the long-term outlook grew a bit cloudier.
With this year’s independence holiday falling mid-week, according to the National Retail Federation and research partner Prosper Insight & Analytics, consumers in the U.S. plan to spend $6.9 billion on food for Fourth of July cookouts and picnics.
Omnichannel consultant and services provider Radial has conducted a study, “The Everyday Essentials of Successful E-commerce Fulfillment,” which highlights some dissatisfaction with delivery services.
Chief executive officers are expecting massive business change over the next two years, including at retail, according to a global consumer executive top of mind study, “No Normal is the New Normal: Make Disruption Work for Your Business,” conducted by KPMG International and The Consumer Goods Forum.
Year-over-year retail sales were up 5.6% in May, according to the National Retail Federation, as sales in several key retail segments were in the black during the year’s fifth month.