According to Coresight Research’s Holiday 2019: U.S. Shopper Survey, tariffs have become an issue for consumers in the U.S. who are evaluating year-end gift spending, and their thinking may throw a dark cloud over the season’s prospects.
Demdaco has added melamine home entertaining pieces to its assortment for the upcoming holiday season.
Portmeirion Group has introduced the 2019 Spode Christmas Tree Collection. The 2019 collection features the brand’s iconic Christmas Tree design and a new pattern of snowflakes and holly berries.
Homer Laughlin is expanding its Fiesta dinnerware assortment with several new seasonal, holiday and Halloween tableware assortments.
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.
Demdaco is set to debut its 2019 collection of decorative holiday tableware and home decor at the upcoming winter markets.
More than 40% of holiday shoppers surveyed expect to finish their holiday gift shopping by today, December 19, but the biggest procrastinators will still be buying gifts through Christmas Eve, according to the annual consumer sentiment survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.