2017 Turkey Day Weekend Retail Trends

Happy Turkey Day everyone! 

The biggest shopping weekend of the year is just hours away! This year an estimated 164 million people are planning to shop or are considering shopping during the Thanksgiving weekend, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation.   

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Topics: holidays, ecommerce, brick-and-mortar retail, consumer insights, holiday shopping, consumer spending

A Look at 3 Retail Holiday Sales Predictions for 2017

Earlier this year, predictions were made left and right about how the holiday shopping season will fare for retailers. Now that we’re right in the midst of the season (which arguably started as early as October), year-over-year holiday spending growth forecasts appear higher than initial predictions made in August—which expected a 3.1% rise in holiday sales.

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Topics: holidays, ecommerce, brick-and-mortar retail, consumer insights, holiday shopping, consumer spending

Subscription Services Replacing Traditional Loyalty Programs? A Look at 4 Retail Subscription Services

Nowadays it seems like everything is based on a month-to-month subscription. Just think of all the subscription services you’re paying for right now (at least four come to mind for me).

While the subscription-based model isn’t entirely new—originally pioneered by newspapers and magazines—it continues to grow in popularity. Some of the most recognized subscription services include media streaming companies like Netflix or Spotify, which you're probably using today (if not, I'd say it's safe to assume you're likely out of the loop on the daily water cooler talk). 

Regardless of whether you're up-to-date on the latest Netflix series or not, it seems like lately more and more retailers are getting in on the action with the subscription-based model, offering direct-to-consumer services on a frequent (typically monthly) basis. 

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Topics: subscription boxes, ecommerce, consumer insights, consumer spending, direct-to-consumer, loyalty programs, customer choice

Halloween Consumer Spending on the Rise as the Holiday Shopping Season Begins

The best unofficial holiday of the year is tomorrow.

I don’t know about you, but any excuse to dress up and eat candy is a win in my book. It’s a win for retailers too, as October marks the point in the year where the holiday season actually starts to feel like the holiday season. Pumpkins, tombstones and spider-web décor take over homes and storefronts, giving us all the fun holidays feels to indulge.

And by indulge, I mean spend more $$ (and eat more candy!).

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Topics: holidays, ecommerce, brick-and-mortar retail, consumer insights, holiday shopping, consumer spending

4 Ways to Overcome the Luxury Retailer Paradox

"Luxury fashion has always thrived on a culture of exclusivity, but the modern age has brought about a democratization of the apparel and accessories space that brands are still currently navigating.”Luxury Daily

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Topics: fashion, luxury retail, ecommerce, brick-and-mortar retail, online shopping, high-end retail

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