Tag Archives: holiday shopping

Student Loan Hero Survey: Household debt might slow holiday spending

by Dan Rafter Retailers are hoping for a happy holiday season, and many economists are predicting just that. They say that consumers, buoyed by lower unemployment numbers, will hit the stores in force throughout the month of December. But a … Continue reading

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A merry holiday season for retailers? JLL is predicting one

by Dan Rafter How active will holiday shoppers be this season? JLL has some good news for retailers: The company in its latest report predicts that holiday sales will grow this year by healthy 3.5 percent to 4 percent. The … Continue reading

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Expect shoppers to flock to the stores this Thanksgiving weekend

by Dan Rafter What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Planning on watching some football after wolfing down your turkey and pumpkin pie? Or are you going to get a jump on your holiday shopping? If you’re like a growing number … Continue reading

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Singles’ Day record more evidence: Consumers love shopping online

by Dan Rafter Smart retailers know that they can’t fight it: Consumers love shopping online. Savvy retailers, then, are focusing on a combination of brick-and-mortar and online strategies to remain relevant these days. Just look at Walmart, which, of course, … Continue reading

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Infographic: Smart phones, Web sites and brick-and-mortar to all play a role in consumers’ holiday shopping this season

By Dan Rafter How will consumers shop this holiday season? Blackhawk Network, a supplier of prepaid gift cards and payment tools, says that consumers will again flock to the online world to buy their gifts. Retailers, then, have to run … Continue reading

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Will retailers get the one holiday present they must want?

Retailers were hoping to rack up big holiday sales numbers this season. They didn’t … at least not yet. According to the MasterCard Advisors Spending Pulse numbers, holiday sales of electronics, jewelry, home goods and clothing during the two months … Continue reading

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NFCC poll provides little hope for retailers hoping for busy holiday season

Retailers are hoping for a big holiday season this year. And the sales, both online and in brick-and-mortar stores, were impressive over the Black Friday weekend. But a recent poll released by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling doesn’t provide … Continue reading

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