This Valentine’s Day the average romantic is expected to spend $142.31 on flowers, jewelry, apparel, candy, and more for their sweetheart, up nearly $10 from $133.91 last year, according to The National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey. This year’s findings also revealed that total spending is expected to reach an all-time survey high of $18.9 billion in 2015.… Read More

The 2014 holiday season might deliver just what retailers had on their wish lists this year with domestic retail sales predicted to grow 4.1 percent in the core holiday season to $616.9 billion. Recent improvements in consumer confidence are projected to boost spending power among holiday shoppers, and while 50 percent of sales are likely to be influenced by digital interactions, brick-and-mortar shops will see the overwhelming majority of holiday purchases.… Read More

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDP

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDP

Even the sun seems to be in the Halloween spirit this year as the clocks tick down to All Hallows Eve. And retailers started handing out their treats early as we neared the first big celebration of the holiday season.… Read More