COVID-19

Retail
Coresight: Holiday Retail Sales To Advance 5%

As it evaluates gift-giving season, Coresight Research has estimated that total retail sales in the United States will increase by about 5% year over year during the holiday period, boosting total October through December sales to $1.1 trillion.

Retail
Nielsen: Pandemic Boosts Online Shopping Globally

According to Nielsen, in its new “Global New Shopper Normal Study,” only 9% of global consumers regularly shopped online before the COVID-19 pandemic. But as movement restrictions pushed consumers indoors, online adoption skyrocketed, with 27% of global consumers starting to shop online for the first time.

Retail
Walmart Prepares Approach To Unique Holiday Season

After reviewing changing customer shopping behaviors and speaking with customers over the past six months, Walmart plans to address three key shopping trends expected for this unique holiday season: an increase in online shopping, evolving wish lists and the need for a fast, easy and safe shopping experience.

Trade Shows
Atlanta Market Summer Recap: A View From The Vendors

While the normal hustle and bustle of the Atlanta Market summer edition may have been quieter last week, without the market’s trade show element, vendors and buyers visiting the permanent showrooms reported a strong, successful and safe experience amid the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

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