Consumer Trends: Page 2


  • Lowe's warns comps could fall by as much as 3% in 2022

    The home improvement retailer experienced a boost at the onset of the pandemic, but executives said demand may be waning.

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Retail has more — but slower — growth ahead in 2022: Moody's

    After a heady comeback this year, the industry could settle in to a more modest pace, with supply chain, spending changes and debt levels posing some risk. 

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    How the payments landscape is changing

    As the space rapidly shifts, the future is for anyone's taking. 

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Gen Zers relied on buy now, pay later during the holidays. It's time to pay up.

    What may be a beneficial feature to retailers poses risks to young consumers who've increasingly flocked to installment services.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    The retail rebound: What's driving shoppers to stores this holiday season

    Accommodate your retail consumers by implementing physical and digital shopping experiences.

    Dec. 13, 2021
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    The Weekly Closeout: J.C. Penney partners with Sports Illustrated, and Pacsun introduces gender-neutral fragrance

    An apparel collection from the department store and magazine will drop early next year, while Pacsun for All expands on the retailer's recent offerings.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Dec. 10, 2021
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    Holiday sales could surpass previous predictions, reach 11.5%: NRF

    Yet, the omicron variant could further complicate the shopping season and is "the latest wildcard raising uncertainty around the economic outlook."

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 6, 2021
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    With omicron landing in the US, do retailers actually need the vaccine mandate?

    The National Retail Federation won a stay against the government's plan to have big companies immunize or test their employees. That squanders a chance to thwart the pandemic, experts say.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Popsugar releases first fitness equipment line at Target

    The 17-item collection, which will be available in the retail giant's stores and on its website, features products like yoga mats, dumbbells and kettlebells.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 3, 2021
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    NRF: Thanksgiving weekend shoppers decline for second year in a row

    Consumers spent $301.27 on holiday purchases this year, down from $311.75 last year.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 2, 2021
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    Buy now, pay later orders up 34% this holiday: Afterpay

    The service, which has been gaining steam over the past several years, proved especially useful over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping periods.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 2, 2021
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    Cyber Monday sales edge down to $10.7B as consumers make a dent in their holiday shopping

    Online sales fell 1.4% year over year, but the red-letter event was still the biggest shopping day of the year so far, Adobe said.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    Winners and losers of Black Friday 2021

    Vaccinations have made in-store shopping possible and even fun, but this holiday season remains complicated.

    By Nov. 27, 2021
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    The Backroom: Another disruptive holiday season

    Vaccines have changed the shopping landscape this year, as have supply chain bottlenecks. Retail Dive reporters look at how the season is playing out.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Nov. 25, 2021
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    NPD: Fragrance expected to boost beauty sales this holiday

    More than a quarter of U.S. shoppers are planning to buy a beauty product for the holidays, the report found.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    The Weekly Closeout: Amazon clashes with Visa and Petco posts 'record' Q3

    The e-commerce giant said it will no longer accept United Kingdom-issued Visa credit cards for transactions, while the pet retailer reported double-digit growth in owned brands.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Nov. 19, 2021
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    ICSC: 86% of consumers will shop over Thanksgiving weekend

    Shoppers are nearly evenly split in their decision to shop in stores versus online on Thanksgiving Day. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 19, 2021
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    Home Depot, Lowe's top estimates in Q3

    The retailers lapped 2020's figures when demand in the category skyrocketed. But winning over the pro segment may be key to maintaining that strength.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
  • ThredUp: Supply chain challenges could push shoppers to thrift this season

    Discounts, environmental concerns and item rarity are drivers for secondhand purchases, the resale marketplace found.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 16, 2021
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    A new breed of retail shoppers: remote workers

    For retailers, emerging work-from-anywhere habits bring new opportunities to attract shoppers.

    Nov. 15, 2021
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    David's Bridal launches ready-to-ship bridesmaid dress collection

    Product availability may alleviate supply chain concerns and responds to a trend of shorter times between engagement and wedding events.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    Target shaped private labels into powerhouse brands. Now others want to do the same.

    Retailers that saw how profitable owned brands could be are out to get similar results for themselves. But experts say it won't be that easy.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Black Friday could be back this year, as Shopify predicts increased spending on the holiday weekend

    Consumers expect to spend $787 during the popular shopping holiday this year, over $100 more than 2020. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 9, 2021
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    Congress debates pros and cons of buy now, pay later

    Users love the convenience but also are falling behind in their payments.

    By Jonathan Berr • Nov. 8, 2021
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    Is the fun ever coming back to holiday shopping?

    The joy of the season wasn't as prevalent last year. With the continued threat of the pandemic and rise of e-commerce, it hasn't fully returned this year either.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Consumers already holiday shopping to avoid the supply chain grinch

    Oracle Retail survey finds consumers on edge over high prices, out-of-stock products and delivery delays.

    By Rose Spicer • Nov. 8, 2021