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.
More than one in six consumers said they will use their mobile phones to buy gifts during the holiday shopping season, according to the “Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey” from The NPD Group.
The website Offers.com conducted a holiday survey of 1,500 consumers in the U.S. that determined the average shopper will spend $625 on seasonal gifts this year.
So, just what does tick off consumers shopping for the holidays?
For the five-day shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, Wayfair said it has achieved a 58% increase year over year in direct retail gross sales, defined as dollars of order intake, on products including home furnishings and housewares.
The Thanksgiving weekend period was busy, particularly cold in some places, and productive from a retail perspective, market research firms analyzing sales data and at least one key retailer already have reported.