Tag Archives: 2015 holiday shopping

Retailers: There’s Still Time for Big Holiday Revenues

Yes, today is December 22 and Christmas is just three shopping days away. This can be a particularly opportune week for store-based retailers appealing to last-minute shoppers. And don’t forget about December 26! Laura Heller reports the following for FierceRetailer: “Procrastinators … Continue reading

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How Will YOU Pay for Holiday Gifts?

Interestingly, according to a recent survey of 1,000 people, 39 percent of holiday shoppers will pay for their gifts in cash, 32 percent will pay with a debit card, and only 22 percent will pay by credit card. Three percent … Continue reading

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Why Will Some Retailers Be Off-Target This Holiday Season?

Predictions for this holiday selling season are quite conservative, as many consumers remain tight-fisted. Despite the improving economy, many people are not overly optimistic about the future. As Retail TouchPoints notes, retailers will also share some responsibility if their holiday … Continue reading

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How Consumers Shop in Different Parts of the Country

With the holiday shopping season getting underway, it is imperative that retailers — both chains and independents — know how shopping behavior differs throughout the United States. Here are some conclusions from Nielsen based on its research of “gift splurgers … Continue reading

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