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Holiday Spending Up 3% Over Last Year

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Retail holiday spending during the 2023 holiday season rose just over 3% year over year, according to data from Mastercard SpendingPulse. “This holiday season, the consumer showed up, spending in a deliberate manner,” says Michelle Meyer, chief economist at the …

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Ho Ho Ho for the Holidays

With a background in theater, James Ralston brings his flair for entertaining to Clarks Ace Hardware, where for most of the year, he works as a cashier. But from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, he transforms into Santa Claus and spreads …

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Show Your Store’s Holiday Spirit

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Finding the perfect Christmas gift can be tough. National rural lifestyle retailer Tractor Supply Co. recently announced it is launching “Dad Squad,” a new service to help consumers find the perfect gift for the hardest shoppers this holiday season. The purpose …

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Do it Best Names New Divisional Merchandise Manager

Do it Best has named Jenna Myers as its newest divisional merchandise manager, effective immediately. In this role, Myers will lead merchandising teams for the company’s paint, paint supplies, outdoor living, holiday, safety and general merchandise departments. Working with each …

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3 Tips to Keep Your Customers Safe This Holiday Season

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From falling off ladders to trees catching fire, our favorite holiday movies jokingly depict the perils of holiday decorating. In real life, the dangers are substantial. Make sure your customers stay safe this year by sharing safety tips when selling …

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Younger Generations Influencing Holiday Retail

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As retailers turn their sights to the 2018 holiday shopping season, attracting the economy’s youngest customers is playing a bigger part in many retailers’ plans for marketing and in-store experiences, retail analyst Steven Barr writes in Forbes. Data from PwC show …

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NRF: 2017 Holiday Sales Exceed Expectations

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The National Retail Federation (NRF) says increased wages, consumer confidence and strong employment contributed to holiday sales that exceeded expectations in the final two months of 2017, the organization reports. According to NRF data, sales in November and December were …

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