QVC has appointed Bob Spieth to evp/customer and business services. In that role, he will lead the customer and business services operations for both QVC and Zulily.
Early results from holiday shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend were a mixed bag as more consumers visited their favorite stores and websites, but spent less on average, according to the National Retail Federation.
HSN has named Rod Little chief financial officer. Little comes to HSNi with significant public company expertise in the consumer products industry, having served as chief financial officer for Elizabeth Arden as well as a variety of leadership positions with Procter & Gamble.
StoreBound was recently featured on an episode of CNBC’s show, “Make Me A Millionaire Inventor.”
With the election behind them, consumers seem to be eager to see the deals retailers will offer for the biggest shopping weekend of the year, with 59% of Americans— an estimated 137.4 million people— planning to or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
According to Deloitte, 76% of Americans plan to shop over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
After almost tripling its online product assortment this year from eight million to more than 23 million items, Walmart is offering its largest Cyber Week assortment to date and kicking off the promotional period the day after Thanksgiving with online specials.
The election is finally over. Everybody is trying to digest much more than their turkey dinners this week, notably whether a post-election exhale will breathe life into holiday sales in the near term and whether a Trump presidency will mean headwinds or tailwinds for business in the long term.