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National Candle Association celebrates World Candle Month

Established in 2013 by the National Candle Association (NCA), World Candle Month is celebrated every September and promotes the various ways candles enrich people's daily lives. “This celebration is just one of the many ways... more »

Maxine H. Burton joins the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Board of Governors

Maxine H. Burton was appointed to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) Board of Governors by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. The governor-appointed group of fifteen oversees the largest combined convention, sports, and entertainment campus... more »

COVID-19 impacts continue to define consumer behaviors

While COVID-19 defined consumer behaviors in 2020—from a moratorium on travel to a burst in online sales—its impacts will still be felt in 2021. Consumers are split down the middle when it comes to choosing... more »

Shoppers’ expectations shift since the start of the pandemic

According to Appnovation’s latest consumer research, Digital Innovation for the Experience Economy: Retail, over 70% of North American consumers agree that digital technologies have made their shopping experiences more convenient, but only 1 in 5 rate... 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 »

MarketTime welcomes Jacob Teplin as COO

MarketTime, a provider of B2B omnichannel commerce solutions, announced that Jacob Teplin has joined its team as COO. Teplin brings nearly 15 years of experience driving growth, transformation, and operational excellence across a portfolio of... more »

NRF responds to new CDC mask recommendation

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that fully vaccinated people again wear masks indoors in COVID-19 hot spots. “Public health and safety... more »

An Uptick in Digital Payments

Although digital payments started to become popular before 2020, once the pandemic hit, this was a must-have option for any retailer doing business online, in-person or both. In the report, “The State of Retail Payments... more »

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