September 23, 2015

Even though Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, a National Retail Federation consumer survey projects spending will decline compared to last year.

September 15, 2015

Petco is launching an omnichannel promotion to get pet parents ready for the spookiest holiday of the year.

September 15, 2015

Petco is launching an omnichannel promotion to get pet parents ready for the spookiest holiday of the year.

September 4, 2015

It’s Labor Day, time to start thinking about Halloween.

November 13, 2014

This year, a Halloween that fell on Friday helped boost spending growth in October, according to the monthly SpendTrend report from First Data Corp. 

November 13, 2014

This year, a Halloween that fell on Friday helped boost spending growth in October, according to the monthly SpendTrend report from First Data Corp. 

November 13, 2014

Having a Friday Halloween helped boost spending growth in October. 

November 13, 2014

Having a Friday Halloween helped boost spending growth in October. 

November 7, 2014

Halloween fell on a Friday this year, producing a negative “Hollow Halloween” effect on store sales on Saturday, Nov. 1, according to analysis from RetailNext.

October 29, 2014

Fall is in the air and you know what that means: the holiday shopping season has already begun.

October 29, 2014

Fall is in the air and you know what that means: the holiday shopping season has already begun.

October 17, 2014

Every year, retailers put fresh spins on evergreen holiday décor, remixing such classics as the Christmas tree and jack-o-lanterns to tempt seasonal shoppers. Though we have yet to see this year's big trend, it's probably safe to say it will not be the Christmas Turkey or Thanksgiving Skeleton.

October 15, 2014

Total Halloween sales are expected to grow 3% to total $7.29 billion in 2014, due to improving economic conditions and employment levels.

October 15, 2014

Total Halloween sales are expected to grow 3% to total $7.29 billion in 2014, due to improving economic conditions and employment levels.

October 3, 2014

The Michaels Companies Inc. launched its annual “Trick Your Pumpkin” Instagram contest Saturday, Oct. 4.

September 25, 2014

More than half of consumers will spend more for the Halloween holiday than they’ll spend for either Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, according to the 2014 Halloween Happenings Survey by Alliance Data Retail Services, which manages credit card programs.

September 25, 2014

More than half of consumers will spend more for the Halloween holiday than they’ll spend for either Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, according to the 2014 Halloween Happenings Survey by Alliance Data Retail Services, which manages credit card programs.

September 24, 2014

Total Halloween spending will reach $7.4 billion.

September 24, 2014

Total Halloween spending will reach $7.4 billion.

September 22, 2014

Nearly three-quarters (74%) of U.S. households plan to spend money on Halloween-related items, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Halloween Consumer Spending Survey.

September 22, 2014

Nearly three-quarters (74%) of U.S. households plan to spend money on Halloween-related items, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Halloween Consumer Spending Survey.

August 27, 2014

With each passing year, it seems like the twinkly lights, newspaper inserts and door busters galore start earlier and earlier. The 2014 holiday season will be no different. As stores pull out all the stops to offer holiday promotions as early as possible this upcoming season, consumers will continue to shift their shopping dollars to November.

November 7, 2013

Earlier in October, shoppers were put off by holiday displays in store; now people are warming up to them.

November 7, 2013

Earlier in October, shoppers were put off by holiday displays in store; now people are warming up to them.