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NRF: October Retail Sales Edge Up

Retail sales in October increased 0.2% seasonally adjusted over September and were up 4.2% unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

Retail
NPD: Consumers Expect To Spend More On Holiday Gifts

Weeks before the Thanksgiving holiday and what traditionally was the start of the holiday shopping season, consumers have been out buying gifts. But for many, the annual trek to their favorite store or local mall has not yet begun.

Retail
Deloitte: Experiences Trump Gifts For The Holidays

The consumer spend will gain but experiences continue to weigh against product purchasing as the holiday season approaches, according to Deloitte’s annual Holiday Survey. Two-thirds of respondents stated that they plan to spend on travel or socializing outside their homes as part of their year-end festivities.

Retail
NRF: Consumer Holiday Spending To Rise

Consumers said they will spend an average of $1,007.24 during the holiday season this year, up 4.1% from the $967.13 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Retail
Statista: Generation X Retains Old School Shopping Habits

Generation X has entered its prime earnings years, and Statista, referencing a poll conducted by YouGov on behalf of MarketingCharts, pointed out that TV ads and word-of-mouth are the most important purchase influencers for Gen Xers, beating any type of paid online advertising by a significant margin.

Retail
Study Suggests Shoppers Taking Conservative Holiday Approach

According to Blis, a purveyor of location data technology, consumer gift buying will follow typical lines for the most part this holiday season. But for the 18.7% of shoppers who plan to spend more money this year at the holidays, 64.5% are inclined to spend anywhere from 10% to 40% more than expected if a physical retail location is holding a sale.

Retail
NRF: Younger Consumers Will Spend More On Holidays

Most consumers say they will spend about the same amount during the holiday season this year as last year, but a new survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics indicates that young adults ages 18 to 24 years old are the most likely to increase spending.

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Look To Consumers For The Answers

The September 25, 2017, issue of HomeWorld Business is paired with the 19th annual HomeWorld Forecast, our exclusive consumer survey of housewares shopping preferences and expectations.

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