ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite concerns over high prices, shoppers across the country remain surprisingly upbeat about their financial outlook and their ability to provide food for their families this holiday season. According to the latest U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report by FMI—The Food Industry Association, consumers are finding creative ways to make ends meet and
MINNEAPOLIS — Target plans to woo holiday shoppers with special deals, unique merchandise and an easy shopping experience, the retailer said Tuesday. “This is a time the Target team shines, and we’re ready to deliver affordability, inspiration and convenience to help our guests celebrate holiday traditions with loved ones,” says Christina Hennington, chief growth officer, Target.
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens said it is here to help to relieve last-minute stress with convenient shopping solutions. “With stores open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Walgreens offers customers fast and simple solutions for getting retail products in-store, as well as 1-hour delivery, 24-hour delivery, 30-minute pickup and gift suggestions for everyone on your
Like so much in retailing, the Christmas selling season is a uniquely American creation. That’s the good news — and the bad. We probably didn’t invent Kris Kringle, but we Americans certainly popularized him, making him the centerpiece of the holiday selling season. Whatever the original definition and intent of Black Friday, we Americans transformed
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is moving aggressively to position its stores as preferred holiday shopping destinations. The retailer said Thursday it was ready to serve its customers this holiday season by offering better value and a more convenient shopping experience. Walmart said that more than half of its customers planned to start their holiday shopping
WASHINGTON – Retail sales continued to grow in November, putting the 2021 holiday season on the home stretch for record spending despite inflation, supply chain disruptions and COVID-19, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday. “Despite economic headwinds, November retail sales data confirms that consumers continue to spend, as demonstrated by a 14% increase in sales
WASHINGTON – Nearly 2 million more people than last year are expected to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to a survey released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “We’re expecting another record-breaking holiday season this year and Thanksgiving weekend will play a major role as
ATLANTA — InComm Payments released the results of its 2021 Holiday Report on Wednesday, which found that consumers are already preparing for the holiday season and plan to get a head start on shopping – beginning as early as right now. The study drew responses from 2,552 U.S. consumers regarding their expectations for this season’s holiday shopping.
NEW YORK — The nation’s largest retailers have announced plans to increase payrolls as they gear up for the holiday season. Walmart intends to add 20,000 employees to support its e-commerce business and to help with the holiday rush. Dollar General has announced plans to hire 50,000 employees in the coming weeks, with many of
WASHINGTON – Retail sales grew for the sixth month in a row in October, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday. Besides increasing compared to September, October sales were also up compared to October of last year. “We are encouraged by another positive retail sales number for October — the sixth consecutive positive monthly gain —
Tis the season for predictions about just how much consumers will spend on holiday gifts, food and decorations. So far the surveys mostly suggest that consumer spending will tick up, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, although how people will shop and what they will buy will be different this year. One change is that this year’s
NEW YORK — Walmart and Target are hiring extra employees for the upcoming holiday shopping season, but the retailers say that this year there will be an increased focus on supporting online shopping. Making the in-store shopping experience as safe as possible for customers and employees alike is another top priority. Target said Thursday that