Holiday Shopping

Toy Association urges gift-givers to shop safely online

The upcoming holidays should be a time to relax after a long year, but the Toy Association urged parents to be vigilant about ensuring counterfeit and imitation toys – which have the potential to be... more »

NRF says imports set new record as retailers stock up

Imports reached an all-time high this summer as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report... more »

NRF offers optimism for the 2020 holiday sales

Consumer spending has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic more quickly than expected, but forecasting 2020 holiday sales is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle without all the pieces, Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist for National Retail Federation... more »

Lust for Life donates 10% of sales to the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Lust For Life Shoes will be donating 10% of all web sales to the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust now through January 1, 2020. Lust for Life, a wholly... more »
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Nearly 148 million Americans plan to shop Super Saturday

Super Saturday continues to be the biggest shopping day of the year with an estimated 147.8 million U.S. consumers expected to participate, up from 134.3 million last year, according to the annual survey released by... more »

Retail holiday season kicks off with 2.1% increase over last year

Retail sales in November increased 0.1% seasonally adjusted over October and were up 2.1% unadjusted year-over-year, marking the first half of the holiday season with billions of dollars in shopping left to be done, the... more »

The busiest mailing and shipping week of the holiday season is here

Get ready for the year's busiest mailing and shipping week, as more than 28 million packages will be delivered per day this week. Many consumers are in a sprint to the finish getting their holiday gifts... more »

FTI Consulting projects U.S. holiday retail sales to grow 5.2%

FTI Consulting released its 2019 U.S. Holiday Retail Forecast, which projects 5.2% growth in discretionary holiday spending and more promising prospects for retailers compared to the 2018 holiday season. While challenges to the U.S. retail sector... more »
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