September 29, 2015

The 2015 holiday shopping season will soon be here and consumer expectations have never been higher.

September 23, 2015

Holiday sales will increase between 3.5% and 4%, slower than last year’s 5.2% growth, as favorable economic tailwinds are offset by lingering negatives, according to an annual forecast by Deloitte’s Retail and Distribution Practice.

September 21, 2015

Pervasive online price comparisons, the growing popularity of and intense omnichannel activity can be expected this holiday season, according to new consumer research by Market Track.

September 15, 2015

It might still technically be summer, but a new survey from Rubicon Project is showing that the holidays are already on consumers’ minds in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. 

September 9, 2015

Early and optimistic are two words that sum up retailers’ attitudes toward the 2015 holiday season, according to new retailer survey conducted by ChannelAdvisor.

September 1, 2015

Retailers will reveal their 2015 holiday strategies in the weeks ahead and as they do so the National Retail Federation is offering a powerful new resource filled with industry best practices to benchmark against for this year and beyond.

August 31, 2015

The holiday season is rapidly approaching. For years, gift cards have remained the most requested gifts in America but with the billions of dollars worth of gift cards that will be sold this holiday season, not all will be used. That’s because gifters aren’t always spot on with their purchases and if the card isn’t a match for the consumer it may go unused, a lose-lose for all parties involved.

August 24, 2015

It’s almost September, which can only mean one thing: The annual blizzard of holiday sales forecasts is about to begin, and this year eMarketer is one of the first out of the gate.

August 17, 2015

A new study seems to support the theory that holiday shopping is often starting earlier than commonly thought, especially online. 

July 27, 2015

Bronto Software has released the 2015 version of its popular Holiday Resource Center to help retailers optimize marketing strategies and drive sale growth.

July 14, 2015

After spending more on school supplies and electronics in 2014, parents this year will head into the back-to-school season evaluating what their children really need before spending on new items. 

January 22, 2015

Weak retail traffic and fewer sales at Sears hurt Lands’ End Inc. during the peak holiday season.

January 21, 2015

The popularity of Disney’s Frozen license and a final surge of spending allowed most U.S. toy retailers to grow sales this past holiday season, according to new data from NPD.

January 20, 2015

Michaels Companies Inc. had plenty to smile about during the 2014 holiday season -- its first holiday season since going public in June. 

January 14, 2015

Confident consumers stocked up on gifts and other merchandise over the 2014 holiday season, helping boost overall holiday retail sales to their highest level since 2011.

January 12, 2015

After posting stronger than expected holiday sales, Burlington Stores Inc. has named a new chief financial officer.

January 7, 2015

Americans’ appetite for e-commerce grew again in 2014 with holiday sales slightly exceeding an optimistic forecast by digital measurement firm comScore.

January 6, 2015

E-commerce sales at HHgregg surged during what was an otherwise unhappy holiday season that saw sales fall 6 percent and the company's share price tumble after it withdrew a 2015 profit forecast.

January 1, 2015

Retailers set more online sales records this holiday season and that means UPS will be busy in early January.

December 17, 2014

Consumers are doing even more holiday shopping from their desktop computers this year, according to a new report from comScore. 

December 16, 2014

Gift cards and clothing top the lists of holiday shoppers this year, according to a new Harris Poll conducted for Macy's.

December 4, 2014

Momentum continues to build at Kroger where the company elevated expectations for its fourth quarter performance after a better than expected showing in the third quarter.

December 1, 2014

Online sales are expected to reach $300 billion in 2014, $335 billion in 2015 and $512 billion by 2020. 

November 19, 2014 says it will celebrate Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend by donating 10 meals per order placed on in partnership with Feeding America, the leading domestic hunger-relief charity.