December 19, 2014

With 2014 almost over, the looming question on everyone’s mind, of course, is whether holiday sales managed to live up to the (mostly) positive holiday forecasts from analysts and retail organizations. 

December 18, 2014

“Super Saturday,” the Saturday before Christmas (Dec. 20), looks to be a super day for retailers. 

December 18, 2014

When it comes to making online selections, Christmas shoppers are better late than never.

December 18, 2014

When it comes to making online selections, Christmas shoppers are better late than never.

December 17, 2014

The competition between British retail giants to come up with the most compelling TV ad grows more intense every holiday season.

December 16, 2014

Target Corp. is aiming last-minute holiday promotions at users of its Cartwheel mobile savings app and customers in need of product delivery or pickup. 

December 16, 2014

Target Corp. is aiming last-minute holiday promotions at users of its Cartwheel mobile savings app and customers in need of product delivery or pickup. 

December 16, 2014

Holiday shoppers who are having second thoughts about counting on Santa’s elves to build them toys have a new option.

December 15, 2014

More than half (56%) of Christmas shoppers surveyed typically have gifts left to purchase by the time "Panic Saturday,” the last Saturday to shop for holiday gifts before Christmas (also referred to as "Super Saturday"), rolls around.

December 15, 2014

More than half (56%) of Christmas shoppers surveyed typically have gifts left to purchase by the time "Panic Saturday,” the last Saturday to shop for holiday gifts before Christmas (also referred to as "Super Saturday"), rolls around.

December 11, 2014

Retailers now stand at the two-thirds point of the Holiday shopping season, 41 days into the 61-day November-December statistical calendar—and two weeks until Christmas. 

December 11, 2014

A decline in the price of gasoline may be leading to a larger haul for many many people on Christmas morning. 

December 11, 2014

A decline in the price of gasoline may be leading to a larger haul for many many people on Christmas morning. 

December 3, 2014

Consumers who dread getting caught under the mistletoe may want to avoid their local TGI Fridays for a while.

December 3, 2014

The holiday season has kicked off in earnest over the past weekend, and we are optimistic about the growth trajectory forecasted for the holiday shopping season.

December 1, 2014

Macy's Herald Square has unveiled its 2014 Christmas windows, titled "Santa's Journey to the Stars."

November 26, 2014

As the official kick-off of the holiday season approaches, your core online holiday campaigns are all wrapped up and ready for holiday shoppers. This year, it is expected that online consumer spending will rise 16% over last year to approximately $60 billion, according to the comScore forecast.

November 26, 2014

More than half of consumers are either unsure or not confident at all in the security of their personal information, which could impact holiday shopping.

 

November 25, 2014

Will the holiday shopping season be affected by chaotic, disruptive and potentially costly delays and shipping problems? 

November 24, 2014

More than two-thirds (69%) of 276 finance industry executives expect 2014 Black Friday sales figures to grow at least 2% from their 2013 levels, with more than one-third (37%) expecting growth of 4% or more.

November 21, 2014

Count on Customer Growth Partners president and CEO Craig Johnson to provide a refreshing break from the standard Black Friday forecast.  Here’s his take on the top 10 retail-related holiday myths of 2014. 

November 20, 2014

Senior middle-market retail executives are cautiously optimistic about the upcoming holiday season. 

November 20, 2014

A survey by Prosper Insights & Analytics finds that while overall holiday spending plans are up this holiday season, shoppers will still be looking for sales and big discounts and spending only what they have to, making waves for retailers to navigate this year.

November 18, 2014

Just more than half of all Americans (51%) plan to purchase toys as gifts in the upcoming holiday season, nearly consistent with the prior year's intent (50%). Not surprisingly, according to a new Harris Poll of 2,205 U.S, adults, parents of a child under the age of 18 are twice as likely to purchase toys as those without children younger than the age of 18 (82% compared 41%, respectively).