September 23, 2015

Even though Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, a National Retail Federation consumer survey projects spending will decline compared to last year.

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 10, 2015

The introduction of Amazon Prime Day on July 15 created a new mid-summer e-commerce event that had a profound impact on back-to-school shopping.

September 9, 2015

Shoppers who are out of pet food won't have to go very far for a refill, if PetSmart's new partnership with Google has any say about it.

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

When online shopping club launched in July, the retailer’s CEO said he aspired to have 15 million customers spending $20 billion by 2020. From the looks of the website, the prices and the shopping experience, has a lot of work to do in order to get anywhere close to achieving that goal.

August 17, 2015

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

August 5, 2015

Target has become one of the largest retailers to enhance the in-store shopping experience while simultaneously bridging its physical and online experiences with new technology. 

July 27, 2015

With last year's leftover school supplies stored in the closet and other supplies readily obtainable all year long, back-to-school shoppers may be in no hurry to fill their shopping carts by August.

July 24, 2015

The pervasiveness of smartphones is making this back-to-school season the most technology-influenced ever, and a new study from Synchrony Financial provides fresh insight on the impact digital tools are having.

July 15, 2015

There was good news for retailers in the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual BTS (Back-to-School) Consumer Spending Survey.

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. 

July 14, 2015

The latest back-to-school promotion from Staples includes deeper discounts, a free trip to California for 50 students, and a new TV advertising campaign.

July 7, 2015

Although summer vacations have just begun for many schoolchildren, parents already have back-to-school shopping on their minds.

July 7, 2015

If ever a retailer’s product assortment cried out for an omnichannel approach it would be the fast-growing Batteries Plus Bulbs chain where customers are drawn by an offering of 50,000 unique items. 

July 6, 2015

New research from global marketer Epsilon sheds fresh insight on how to influence shoppers on an increasingly convoluted path to purchase. 

July 4, 2015

U.S. grocery shopping habits appear to be changing as consumers increasingly seek out the convenience of online ordering when it comes to food, according to a new study.

June 26, 2015

NCR’s legacy as a cash register company is long gone following the recent launch of a major retail initiative with top technology partners that positions the company as an enabler of omnichannel execution.

June 11, 2015

E-commerce traffic increased 18% in the first quarter, according to the latest Shopping Index from Demandware.

June 8, 2015

American Signature is expanding an in-store tablet technology initiate running on the CloudTags platform after a pilot program yielded impressive results. 

June 8, 2015

A new NRF survey reports that Father's Day spending this year is expected to reach $12.7 billion.

June 8, 2015

Brick-and-mortar stores are still relevant, with 87% of consumers planning to shop physical retail at least as often as they did in 2014, according to a study by TimeTrade Systems.

May 26, 2015

Reports of the death of brick-and-mortar stores have been greatly exaggerated. How else to explain the throngs of shoppers still crowding physical stores in the major shopping districts of the U.S.?