Halloween is upon us and retailers have been perfecting their costumes, merchandise, and decoration displays for months. With Halloween spending projected to reach $9.1 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation, customers will be hitting the stores in droves – unless something scares them off…

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St. Patty’s Day is here and retailers of all kinds are getting in the Irish spirit. It’s for good reason, of course, as the National Retail Federation is projecting that more than 125 million Americans will celebrate this year with an average spending of $35.37 per person.… Read More

It’s that time of year again when consumers start dusting off their backpacks, their notebooks, and their wallets. Last year, total back-to-school shopping spending reached $72.5 billion, with approximately $8.6 billion cashed in at family clothing stores in the month of August alone.… Read More

The season has changed from summer to…Laborfalloween? What in the world is that?

Of course, we’re talking about holiday creep, or the trend of retailers stocking their shelves with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas merchandise well before the actual holidays.… Read More

The spring will finally get a bit greener next week as retailers and spirited revelers alike gear up for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. According to the National Retail Foundation, consumers are expected to spend $4.8 billion on St. Patrick’s Day in 2014, with millennials responsible for much of the feting.… Read More

Fourth of July is here and retailers across the country have been gearing up for the holiday with patriotic merchandise, food, and party ideas. The National Retail Federation predicts that 214 million Americans will celebrate Independence Day this year, and food seems to be the main focus.… Read More

Back-to-school and college shopping season, the second biggest shopping period of the year behind holiday shopping, is in full force. The good news? If you haven’t started your back-to-school shopping yet, you’re not alone. The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual consumer survey revealed that 30 percent of back-to-school shoppers will wait until one to two weeks before school starts to begin their shopping this year, up from 25 percent in 2014.… Read More