"Consumer confidence is high this holiday season, according to NRF Director of Industry and Consumer Insights Katherine Cullen, and consumers say they'll be spending about $1,000 on average on gifts and other items for the holidays."
"Most American parents in their early to late thirties believe that food insecurity is an important issue to solve, according to a new Ipsos poll. The poll offered respondents the following definition of food insecurity: 'Food insecurity describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life.'"
"A national study of women ages 18–75 found that female shoppers will continue to push for greater convenience and price value this holiday season, despite a moderate uptick in disposable income, reports BusinessWire."
"The vast majority of U.S. consumers plan to spend at least as much this year on holiday gifts as they did last year and will be turning to stores for holiday gift inspiration, according to results of the 13th Annual Holiday Shopping Survey from Accenture."
"After a modest decline forecast for 2019, total toy industry dollar sales in the U.S. are expected to pick up again in 2020; and this trend is expected to continue through the end of 2021, according to The NPD Group’s latest report, The Future of Toys."
"Last year, Halloween spending reached $9 billion, the second highest Halloween spending seen post-recession. Consumers are ready to celebrate and shop to kick off the festivities. NRF and Prosper’s annual Halloween Spending Survey found that seven in 10 consumers planned to celebrate in 2018, and they spent an average of nearly $90 per person. Celebrants plan to purchase everything from decorations to candy to costumes (even for beloved pets)."
When it comes to booking airfare, common sense says to plan ahead in order to get the best deals. But the sweet spot for flights can vary, with seasonality, travel dates and other factors all influencing price.
The level of holiday-related sales in November and December can mean the difference between annual profit and loss for most retailers. This pattern of market activity also holds true for online retailers.
"We’re about one month away from Easter. Last year the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics projected Easter spending to amount to $1.84 billion. A total of 81% of Americans celebrated the holiday and spent an average of $150 per person. This year’s numbers aren’t out yet, but here are the details from last year."
Kristie Knights is a psychotherapist in private practice and a keynote speaker in suicide prevention and awareness. She provides assessment, education, and strategies to C‑Level organizations, including C‑Suite Executives in Psychological Health and Safety Management. In episode 48, we discuss: the huge jump in C‑Suite suicide rates since 2010, domestic violence, PTSD and other struggles, signs to look for to recognize a colleague is in distress and how to approach and talk to a colleague you think may be in crisis.
SalesFuel’s Small Business Saturday free white paper offers new insights to help businesses prepare for Nov. 26 Small Business Saturday this year is November 26 and in advance of it, SalesFuel is releasing its free white paper “Small Business Saturday Shoppers 2016: Helping Small Businesses Compete with Big-Box and Online Giants.” In it, SalesFuel uses