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Record shoppers expected during Thanksgiving weekend

An estimated 166.3 million people are planning to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This... more »

6 things to know about the holiday shopping season

The 2022 holiday shopping season is underway for many retailers as the preparation for this year's fourth quarter has included many unknowns and less predictability than past years. Inflation, gas prices and shipping disruptions have... 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 »

Tech-driven consumers reshape retail’s next normal

A new report commissioned by Periscope by McKinsey revealed how tech-driven consumers are reshaping retail’s next normal, with coronavirus concerns helping to accelerate consumers’ demand for digital. Periscope by McKinsey is a suite of marketing... more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2019

The holiday shopping season offers an ideal opportunity for retailers to highlight products, create experiences and provide solutions for consumers. Retailers also provide shoppers inspiration (and yes —spontaneous purchase options) for the ideal gift. These... more »

Young adults most likely to spend more this holiday season

Holiday shopping is in full swing and consumers still have a lot more spending to do as they check off every item on their holiday wish list, according to a new consumer sentiment survey released today... more »

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