Holiday Shopping

NRF reports earlier start to holiday shopping season

Over 40% of holiday shoppers say they started earlier than they normally do, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Retailers have demonstrated their commitment and... more »

NRF reports strong retail growth numbers, consumer resiliency

Retail sales have largely recovered from the pandemic heading into the holiday season but the growing number of coronavirus cases remains a threat and additional federal stimulus could help keep the economy on track, National... more »

Consumers prioritize holiday spending on family, friends

Purchasing gifts for friends and loved ones is a way for consumers to shift focus from the uncertainty and stress of the pandemic to celebrating the holidays and the promise of our return to a... more »

Toy Association urges gift-givers to shop safely online

The upcoming holidays should be a time to relax after a long year, but the Toy Association urged parents to be vigilant about ensuring counterfeit and imitation toys – which have the potential to be... more »

NRF launches New Holiday Traditions campaign

By any measure, this holiday season will be unlike any other, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign called “New Holiday Traditions” to encourage consumers to shop safe and shop... more »
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Gift Shop’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

This year shoppers are seeking unique items that reinforce the brightness of the festivities during the holiday season. This Holiday Gift Guide highlights product finds will provide options for home, tree and gifting needs. Décor... more »

PetSmart and its shoppers give more than 2 million plush toys

Thousands of generous PetSmart shoppers made the holidays a little brighter for both pets and people with a toy drive that donated more than two million toys to those in need. The plush toys, purchased... more »
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Nearly 148 million Americans plan to shop Super Saturday

Super Saturday continues to be the biggest shopping day of the year with an estimated 147.8 million U.S. consumers expected to participate, up from 134.3 million last year, according to the annual survey released by... more »

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