Consumer Trends: Page 2

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    Over a third of retail execs are taking measures to clear inventory: study

    Nearly all of the execs surveyed said increased promotions and availability guarantees were part of their holiday plans.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 19, 2022
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    Higher-income shoppers to pull back on spend this holiday season: report

    A new survey from Deloitte found that consumers plan to buy fewer gifts this year and will increase their purchase of gift cards. 

    By Oct. 19, 2022
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    How personalization shapes the retail industry

    As consumer data becomes more readily available, a host of new opportunities (and missteps) has opened up for retailers that want to tap into the potential of rich shopper data.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Millennials, Gen Z to spend the most on Halloween, study says

    Spending on the holiday is expected to rise this year, but inflation is spooking some customers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 17, 2022
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    What September’s retail sales mean for the holidays

    Consumers are spending and shopping early, but inflation is still squeezing their budgets. Retailers have their work cut out for them this season.

    By Oct. 17, 2022
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    3 technology tips to help retailers triumph this holiday season

    The 2022 holiday shopping season will be unlike any other. Here’s how tech can help retailers triumph.

    Oct. 17, 2022
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    Amazon’s fall sales event estimated to have fallen short of Prime Day — while still raking in billions

    Transaction values and revenue in the holiday kickoff sale came in well under the company’s traditional summer sale this year, according to outside estimates.

    By Oct. 14, 2022
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    Nearly half of Gen Z, millennials to rely on buy now, pay later this holiday: report

    Additionally, 43% of consumers are likely to open a new store credit card this season in order to receive discounts and offers. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 12, 2022
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    Target starts Black Friday deals early

    The retailer is launching savings three weeks earlier than last year, as consumers are cautious with spending decisions.

    By Oct. 10, 2022
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    Adobe: Online holiday spending will near $210B this year

    Industry analysts predict that while online shopping is projected to increase from last year, retailers could face more risk than they anticipated.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 10, 2022
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    A trip through holidays past and future shows COVID-19’s lasting impact on the season

    Masks, distancing, curbside, October sales, out-of-stocks, inflation — the holidays have been evolving rapidly since the pandemic started. What changes are here to stay?

    By Oct. 10, 2022
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    Walmart rolls out October holiday deals event

    The retailer joins other large companies in starting holiday sales early as consumers alter their shopping habits in response to inflation.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 6, 2022
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    Study: 25% of shoppers to buy secondhand holiday gifts

    Along with purchasing used goods, consumers are changing other shopping habits in response to inflation.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 5, 2022
  • Cowen sees holiday gloom ahead for retail

    Analysts pointed to weakening demand and record inventory levels, an unfortunate mix for the industry’s profit prospects.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    Uncertainty clouds the holidays as inflation takes a toll

    Shoppers are a bit more confident and getting to their lists early, but financial worries are making the season hard to predict.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    Study: Only 10% of shoppers expect to spend more this holiday season

    Gartner found purchase decisions are being driven by price (65%), value (53%) and free shipping (51%).

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 30, 2022
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    Athleta turns to resale, outlet sales to coax new customers

    Gap Inc. has been depending on its athleisure brand to grow swiftly, but it’s faltered lately as consumers buy dressier clothes and cut spending. 

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    The Backroom: The idiosyncrasies of this year’s holiday consumer

    Retailers are navigating a challenge likely to define the 2022 season: inflation.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Sept. 29, 2022
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    12 key dates of this holiday season: how to prepare for holiday early and drive profits

    Retailers have a huge opportunity to give holiday shoppers a reason to return, which will drive profitability and long-term growth.

    By Jason Fass and Kevin Fried • Sept. 27, 2022
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    Can fungi replace leather for retailers?

    As brands search high and low for alternatives that don't use animal products or plastic, more are turning toward mycelium.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    E-commerce apps lose pandemic luster: report

    New research shows downloads and marketing spending is declining amid shifts in consumer behavior, data privacy changes and recession fears.

    By Aaron Baar • Sept. 23, 2022
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    Gen Z’s demands and values are redefining grocers’ online presence

    This younger generation, regarded for their activism, holds companies accountable for their ethical standards, panelists said during a Groceryshop session Tuesday. 

    By Peyton Bigora • Sept. 21, 2022
  • Halloween spending to surpass 2021 levels: NRF

    Participation in the holiday is expected to exceed pre-pandemic levels as shoppers return to old habits.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 20, 2022
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    For Peloton, 2022 has been a rough ride

    The at-home gym company — along with its stock price — was riding on a high during the pandemic. Consumers brought it back to reality in 2022.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    5 retail trends driving new imperatives in 2022

    Oracle Retail's Mike Webster shares key trends and how to leverage the power of a retail platform.

    By Rose Spicer, Global Senior Director, Oracle Retail • Sept. 19, 2022
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    3 disruptive retail trends, and why retailers must adapt

    The retail landscape is changing at an ever-increasing pace, enabling some retailers to gain competitive advantages.

    Sept. 19, 2022