PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — The final holiday push during the last two weeks of 2020, inching into 2021, each brought 13% year-over-year dollar sales growth, resulting in combined holiday 2020 season-to-date retail growth of 2% compared to the same 13 weeks a year ago, reports The NPD Group. NPD’s Checkout data from receipts highlights the changes in
DENVER — Adtaxi announced the results of its Holiday, Election & Advertising Trends survey. Examining consumer response to the dominant forces shaping this unprecedented year, the study found that 3 in 4 respondents (74%) say they will make an effort to shop from local small businesses this holiday season. Still, respondents are split 50/50 on whether they feel
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced that holiday shoppers will be able to use the services of its Meijer Pickup program at no charge on orders over $50. The move is part of the retailer’s initiative to provide holiday shoppers with multiple ways to conveniently and safely shop its stores, Meijer said in an October
WASHINGTON — The Saturday before Christmas continues to be the biggest shopping day of the year, according to survey results released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, which estimates that 147.8 million U.S. consumers are expected to participate this year, up from 134.3 million last year. “While many people started holiday
NEW YORK — Consumers are expected to increase their spending this holiday season, bolstered by an economy that is showing signs of strength. The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects sales in November and December (excluding cars, gasoline and restaurant sales) to increase 3.6% to $655.8 billion. That is significantly higher than the 10-year average of
NEW YORK — Drug chains were not immune to the shift in holiday shopping away from brick-and-mortar retailing, as sales growth barely exceeded 4%. That was down from last season’s 4.4% advance in holiday retail sales, and well off the 5.4% gain of five years ago. Same-store sales were up 1.8%, virtually unchanged from 2014.