retail

NPD Groups shares that U.S. retail sales reach near pre-pandemic levels

Before the month of December began, U.S. sales revenue for discretionary general merchandise in 2021 had already reached 100% of the highest level reached in 2019 and 98% of the 2020 peak. According to The NPD... more »

NRF reports nearly 180 million Americans shopped Thanksgiving weekend

Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Retailers... more »

NRF expects 66% of holiday shoppers will purchase gifts during Thanksgiving weekend

Nearly 2 million more people than last year are expected to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year even as consumers have continued the trend of starting their holiday shopping earlier in the... more »

Juniper welcomes Justin Jackson as chief revenue officer

Juniper announced the appointment of Justin Jackson as chief revenue officer with responsibility for helping customers optimize and expand their use of the Juniper platform to grow their business and expand their customer base. Jackson,... more »

Faire closes $400 million in a Series G investment round

Faire, an online wholesale marketplace connecting more than 300,000 retailers with 40,000 brands around the world, announced the closing of $400 million in a Series G investment round co-led by new investors, Durable Capital Partners... more »

IMC’s November Market Insights explores real estate trends impacting the home furnishing industry 

International Market Centers’ (IMC) November 2021 Market Insights explores real estate trends and their impact on the home furnishing industries through a conversation between Bob Maricich, CEO, and Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior... more »

GSMA opens membership to all vendors

Gift Sales Manager Association (GSMA), the industry’s sole organization created for and by gift and home sales managers, announced that a major change has been made to their bylaws regarding membership. With an overwhelming majority,... more »

Gift for Life welcomes two new board members

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, announced that Emalee Hoffman of Studio Oh! and Meg Estevez of Emerald Expositions/NY NOW, have joined its board of directors. [caption... more »

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