Holiday Shopping

Plivo survey reveals holiday shoppers want to hear from retailers

Plivo, the cloud communications platform that enables businesses to engage with their customers, announced the results of its Holiday Shopping Communications Survey. The survey, conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of Plivo, polled... more »

Mastercard SpendingPulse expects U.S. holiday retail sales to grow

Consumers and brands alike are gearing up for what’s anticipated to be the most wonderful holiday retail season on record. Overall expected sales growth. According to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures overall retail sales across all... more »

Eva Olbrich from Messe Frankfurt shares holiday retail tips

Eva Olbrich, director for Christmasworld and Creativeworld, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, is responsible for two strong product worlds that are also moving closer together in the trade. In this interview, she shares her expertise for... more »

Retailers prepare for staffing shortages this holiday season

In June, the National Retail Federation (NRF) issued a revised annual forecast for 2021 that expects retail sales will increase to more than $4.44 trillion as a recovery continues from the pandemic. Even with this... more »

Mother’s Day spending expectations total $28 billion

Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $28.1 billion this year, up $1.4 billion from 2020, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF). Approximately 83% of U.S. adults... more »

NRF expects Easter spending to be highest on record

Consumers plan to spend an average of $179.70 this Easter, the highest figure on record, according to results of the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A... more »

2020 holiday shopping season reflects record sales

Record holiday season retail sales during the last two months of 2020 reflected the recovering economy but also got a boost from consumer emotions after a stressful year, Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist for National Retail... more »

Report reveals Valentine’s Day spending to total $21.8 Billion

Just over half (52%) of U.S. adults plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, spending a total of $21.8 billion, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper... more »

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