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IRI foresees disrupted holiday shopping behavior

IRI foresees disrupted holiday shopping behavior

CHICAGO — The arrival of colder weather and the resurgence of COVID-19 has consumers rethinking their holiday plans. People will hold smaller gatherings if they gather at all; they’ll buy more turkey and fewer whole birds, and they’ll avoid celebrating at restaurants, although they will continue to get take out. These are the findings of

Mastercard: Holiday retail sales to grow 2.4%

Mastercard: Holiday retail sales to grow 2.4%

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Retailers and shoppers have gotten an early start on this year’s holiday shopping season, and that should help lift overall sales. During this newly expanded holiday season, running from October 11 through December 24, Mastercard SpendingPulse is forecasting a 2.4% increase in U.S. retail sales (excluding automotive and gas) compared to the

NPD Group: Free shipping key for holiday shoppers

NPD Group: Free shipping key for holiday shoppers

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Consumers are always looking for deals, but a study from NPD Group suggests that free shipping is what shoppers most desire this holiday season. NPD’s annual holiday purchase intentions study found that this year, free shipping, for the first time, was identified as the No. 1 factor that will determine where

High holiday hopes

NEW YORK — The nation’s retailers and suppliers can take heart from early indications that the 2016 holiday shopping season will bring good cheer. Millions of Americans have already turned their attention to the holidays, according to the Holiday Consumer Pulse Poll from Rubicon Project Inc., a provider of technology to automate the buying and