Halloween Spending Is Big Business

It may not seem like it to many of us. But we spend a lot on Halloween shopping. Hence the comment: Halloween spending is big business. Not everyone relies on homemade costumes. Annual Mother’s Day spending is much higher at about $24 billion. Yet, Halloween-related spending this year will exceed $9 billion.   Shopping Trends: […]

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What’s on Your Shopping List? Part 2

Yesterday, we posted about the most popular gifts this year. Today’s post focuses on gift cards. These cards are easy to purchase and enable the recipients to buy what what most interests them — while also being somewhat impersonal. Based on the recent survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, these […]

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What’s on Your Shopping List? Part 1

What do YOU planning on buying this holiday season? As Ana Serafin Smith reports for the National Retail Federation: “With shoppers eager to take advantage of early promotions from retailers, more than half of consumers have already started making dents in their holiday gift lists, according to the annual mid-season survey released by the National […]

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How Big Is Back to School This Year? Big!

For many manufacturers and retailers, back-to-school revenues represent a significant component of their annual revenues. In the United States alone, the National Federation estimates that total 2016 back-to-school revenues will exceed $27 billion. Take a look at this infographic from Statista to learn more.    

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