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Recession Created Frugal, Reluctant Spenders

Despite the fact that the recession has turned around and is showing growth in certain sectors, consumer morale remains low, which can be seen in the slow start to the holiday season. McKinsey & Company, a multinational management consulting firm, surveys …

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Retail Sales on the Rise

November was a strong month in the retail sector. According to the National Retail Federation, November retail sales were up 0.6 percent from October and 3.2 percent over November 2013. This steady growth supports NRF’s forecast of a 4.1 percent …

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Online Holiday Shopping and Research to Increase Commerce

There are only 26 days between Black Friday and Christmas this year, meaning brick-and-mortar stores will be busy and online shopping carts will be full during the coming weeks. According to an infographic by Invesp, U.S. retail commerce is expected to …

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Ample Holiday Shopping Still Ahead

With Black Friday less than two days away, consumers still have a lot of shopping to do. According to Deloitte’s 2014 pre-Thanksgiving survey, only 18 percent of consumers have completed their holiday gift shopping to date. Not only do consumers …

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Online Shopping Behavior by Age

Fact: Age groups shop differently. While the older generation tends to frequent brick-and-mortar stores, the younger generation is more likely to embrace mobile shopping. To what extent does age play a role in online shopping behavior and preferences? Bronto, a cloud-based …

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Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers Looking for Deals

With Thanksgiving weekend only a few days away, more than 140 million Americans are not only buying groceries for a holiday dinner, but they’re also making their shopping list. According to the National Retail Federation’s Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey, 61 …

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From Saving to Spending

As the holiday season quickly approaches, consumers plan to shift their saving strategies toward the end of the year. The Holiday Spending and Savings Study, conducted by Edward Jones, analyzed the upcoming saving to spending ratio consumers will sustain. With more …

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Small Business Saturday Attracts Customers

Over the years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with holiday shopping and great deals. A retail holiday on the rise that has emerged between these two days is Small Business Saturday. According to an article by Forbes, …

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