Holiday Shopping

The busiest mailing and shipping week of the holiday season is here

Get ready for the year's busiest mailing and shipping week, as more than 28 million packages will be delivered per day this week. Many consumers are in a sprint to the finish getting their holiday gifts... more »
Pet gift ideas

Purr-fect holiday gifts for furry loved ones

It isn't always easy to find the purr-fect gift for your pet. With so many cool products available, how is a pet parent to choose? In order to make shopping for your pet a little... more »

Thanksgiving weekend draws nearly 190 million shoppers, spending up 16%

A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 14% over last year’s 165.8 million, the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics said.... more »

FTI Consulting projects U.S. holiday retail sales to grow 5.2%

FTI Consulting released its 2019 U.S. Holiday Retail Forecast, which projects 5.2% growth in discretionary holiday spending and more promising prospects for retailers compared to the 2018 holiday season. While challenges to the U.S. retail sector... more »

Just a Card – Indie Week offers an alternative to Black Friday

Just a Card - Indie Week is a campaign that encourages people in the U.K. and abroad to shop small in the run up to the holiday shopping season. This grassroots campaign was founded in 2015... more »

Half of holiday shoppers have already started

More than half of consumers have already started their holiday shopping and nearly a quarter of purchases have already been made, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights... more »

Holiday shopping season kicks off for pet-lovers

The holiday shopping season kicks off for pet-lovers of all types. From felines to canines and small animals to fish, there are gifts aplenty available in retail stores around the globe and online. According to... more »
NRF Data graph on holiday shopping

NRF expects more than 165 million people will shop over Thanksgiving weekend

Retailers are preparing for one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year with an estimated 165.3 million people likely to shop Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released by the... more »

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