Holiday Recap: A Gift for Retailers
Holiday sales surpassed expectations and left many brands and retailers with something of a gift as the New Year kicks off.
Data Insights Vital for Smooth E-Commerce Holiday Business
There are officially 10 shopping days left before Christmas, which, to a procrastinator, is plenty of time – even if they're buying online. Retailers, while ever grateful to those
An Extra Dose of Healthy
Consumers are wearing more activewear than ever, both because it's still trending as a fashion statement and they're getting more exercise than they used to. And while exercising itself
Back in the Saddle Again
Two years ago, the New York Times ran a headline, "Denim is Dead. Long Live Denim," which explained how the casualization of dress that denim instigated had led to the even more laid-back
The Retail Holiday Season
No sooner did the Halloween costumes get thrown into the back of closets everywhere, and consumers were greeted with twinkling Main Street decorations, songs of the holiday season,
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Holiday Recap: A Gift for Retailers

Holiday sales surpassed expectations and left many brands and retailers with something of a gift as the New Year kicks off.

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Data Insights Vital for Smooth E-Commerce Holiday Business

There are officially 10 shopping days left before Christmas, which, to a procrastinator, is plenty of time – even if they’re buying online. Retailers, while ever grateful to those prone to postponing things, know that the stakes are higher as the holidays approach. Stocks run lower, hot items sell out, free shipping is slower, and that can all affect customer satisfaction. But now that online shopping has become more commonplace, e-commerce stores should be more prepared to deal with the end-of-season crush, which could have long-lasting benefits going forward.

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An Extra Dose of Healthy

Consumers are wearing more activewear than ever, both because it’s still trending as a fashion statement and they’re getting more exercise than they used to. And while exercising itself is a healthy choice, there are some who maintain that what people choose to wear while working out can make a difference in one’s health, as well.

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Back in the Saddle Again

Two years ago, the New York Times ran a headline, “Denim is Dead. Long Live Denim,” which explained how the casualization of dress that denim instigated had led to the even more laid-back athleisure movement. The piece ended, however, mentioning the NPD Group’s observance that jeans sales had been ticking up among Millennials, “likely setting the stage for a comeback.” Denim, it’s time once again to get ready for your close up.

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The Retail Holiday Season

No sooner did the Halloween costumes get thrown into the back of closets everywhere, and consumers were greeted with twinkling Main Street decorations, songs of the holiday season, and emails and web ads pushing hot holiday gifts. A lot of consumers say pre-Thanksgiving is too soon to think about Christmas. But retailers know most shoppers are ready to start spending come November. And this year should see healthy holiday spending, with online outstripping in-store purchases for the first time ever.

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