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Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors
Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors

Retail

Evolving Ecommerce

Sometimes there are major markers in life, events so big that life becomes divided into everything "before" or "after." We're living through that now....

Here’s How Not to Fumble the Return

One of the big takeaways from the holidays was that online shopping again saw double-digit increases, climbing almost 19 percent over last year, according...

One Decade, a World of Change

The retail world has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. We've gone from strolling malls to scrolling phones. From telling a clerk, "I'm...

Explosive Ecommerce

After some fears that trade tariffs and a shorter purchasing period might affect 2019's holiday sales, it turned out stores and brands could breathe...

Self-Disruption in Retail

If you've been to any sort of panel discussion in the last couple of years, you've likely heard the word "disruption" thrown around pretty...

Enchanting Holiday Numbers

When people think about the magic of the holidays, it's more likely they're conjuring thoughts of twinkling lights and gingerbread houses than mobile optimization...

Modern Holiday Magic

There's an iconic scene in the classic holiday movie A Christmas Story where Ralphie and his brother go see Santa in a department store....

AI & Machine Learning

Some amazing -- as well as some downright freaky -- innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning were detailed at the recent Decoded Future...

Holiday Forecast Strong for 2019

This holiday season, retailers have 1,440 minutes per day, or 37,440 minutes total between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And every one of those minutes will...

Private Labels

Gartner L2 recently noted that U.K. supermarket sales have been rebounding. Part of this is due to shoppers spending £85 million (over U.S. $104...

Technology & Personalized Experiences

Millennials and Gen Z use technology at lightning speed, endlessly cruising from video to messaging to news to email with tireless dexterity and engagement....

Taking It Personally

It used to be consumers all pretty much shopped the same way: if they needed something, they went to the store to get it....

Being Digitally Savvy

China is still an economic powerhouse, despite the fact that its growth is slowing. The country's economy grew 6.2 percent in the second quarter,...

‘Tis the (School) Season

The fireflies may be swirling, and lines at the ice cream stand are long. But for many a parent, summertime is Back-to-School (BTS) season....

The Power of a Storefront

If traditional retail had a crush on pop-up shops a few years ago, one could say they've now entered into a long-term relationship. Brick-and-mortar...