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NRF: Record numbers turn out to shop

WASHINGTON — A record 196.7 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The total number of shoppers grew by nearly 17 million from 2021 and is

People welcome bigger Rx role

NEW YORK — As the nation’s two largest retail pharmacy chains invest to expand their capabilities in primary care, a new survey suggests that these initiatives are being welcomed by consumers. CVS Health has released “The Rx Report: A New Day in Retail Pharmacy,” highlighting the results of a CVS Health/Morning Consult survey that identified

Consumers adopting tech-driven buying habits: survey

Consumers adopting tech-driven buying habits: survey

NEW YORK — Besides rushing to the mall this holiday season, a nationwide survey by Citi Retail Services (CRS) finds that consumers are increasingly shopping with their computers and mobile devices, or by interacting with their virtual assistants. In its third-annual study on evolving consumer holiday shopping trends, CRS found, after interviewing 1,000 U.S. adults,

Sharp deals lure holiday shoppers

WASHINGTON — Retailers used strong deals and promotions to attract more than 154 million shoppers over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “It was a strong weekend for retailers but an even better weekend for consumers, who took advantage of some really

Record Halloween Spending Expected

Record Halloween Spending Expected

NEW YORK — Americans are expected to spend $8.4 billion on candy, costumes, decorations and other Halloween-related merchandise, according to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. That is an all-time high in the survey’s 11-year history. That breaks down to about $3.1 billion on costumes (purchased by 67% of Halloween