Consumer Trends: Page 3


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    Resale stigma fades among secondhand shoppers: survey

    Nearly 70% of shoppers use money earned from reselling items to pay for bills or everyday living expenses, according to a new report. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 6, 2023
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    Why growing retailers prioritize the checkout experience

    How you mix and match elements of the checkout experience can have a significant impact, and there’s a lot of opportunity to grow for retailers that have not optimized it.

    Aug. 28, 2023
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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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    The Weekly Closeout: Target faces ESG lawsuit, BeautyStat names chief marketing officer

    The suit filed by a Target stockholder alleges that the retailer misled shareholders over the effect its ESG efforts would have on its performance.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Aug. 18, 2023
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    Consumers are focusing more on health and Hershey is here for it

    As shoppers look for better-for-you alternatives during their wellness journeys, retailers can harness their basket-building potential.

    By Nathan Johnson, Marketing Director, Better-For-You, The Hershey Company • Aug. 14, 2023
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    Reaching consumers in a brave new world for retail

    How has retail changed in the first half of 2023? What can brands expect in the second half of the year? Find out the factors driving change in the industry and what retail brands should keep in mind about today’s shoppers.

    Aug. 14, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Instant Brands lands $30M in financing and student loans may squeeze luxury shoppers

    The bankrupt Instant Pot owner received a commitment in new term loan financing while affordable luxury may take a hit as student loans come due. 

    By Retail Dive Staff • Aug. 11, 2023
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    Online prices fell 1.6% in July: report

    It marked the 11th consecutive month of year over year price decreases, with notable drops in appliances and electronics, according to Adobe. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 10, 2023
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    Target to expand Starbucks curbside pickup service nationwide

    The retailer is leaning in on providing a more full-service curbside experience for customers. 

    By Aug. 9, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Back to school 2023: Can marketing transcend the turbulence?

    Top marketers from American Eagle and Amazon weigh in on strategy as the season’s spending forecast paints a gloomy picture.

    By Jessica Deyo • Aug. 9, 2023
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    Retailers need to ‘competitively promote’ the rest of the year: report

    Though consumers are still spending, a Numerator report suggests that they continue to search for markdowns. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 7, 2023
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    ‘We want all the brands the customer is used to’: How the Army & Air Force Exchange Service approaches retail

    The Exchange, which is celebrating its 128th birthday, forges partnerships with retailers like Old Navy and The Home Depot — making for a loyal military customer base.

    By Aug. 7, 2023
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    Forrester predicts offline retail sales will surpass $4 trillion by 2028

    Though e-commerce has grown during the COVID-19 pandemic, brick-and-mortar stores remain a crucial, yet challenging part of retailers’ strategies.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 3, 2023
  • What’s working for — and against — retailers heading into the holidays?

    This shopping season isn’t likely to be like last year, or the year before, or the year before that, experts say.

    By Aug. 2, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: REI expands travel offerings and Amazon, iRobot modify merger price

    The outdoors retailer is expanding rentals, day tours and multiday adventures, while the e-commerce giant and iRobot amended the terms of their agreement. 

    By Retail Dive Staff • July 28, 2023
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    The Backroom: Jason Del Rey and ‘Winner Sells All’

    One of the most prolific journalists covering the retail industry leverages his deep sourcing for an in-depth book about Amazon versus Walmart.

    By Retail Dive Staff • July 27, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Yeezy was only part of Adidas’ problems. The retailer has been falling further behind Nike for years.

    Since 2013, Adidas’ net sales have grown by less than $5 billion as it struggles to keep pace with the broader market. Could a new CEO and a clean slate reverse those trends?

    By July 24, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Pacsun opens dedicated activewear store, FTC proposes new guidelines for mergers

    The Pac1980 store will open at the Mall of America, while the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department unveiled changes to M&A guidance.

    By Retail Dive Staff • July 21, 2023
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    As student debt relief ends, millions of consumers will have $300 less each month to spend at the holidays: report

    Peloton, HomeGoods and Old Navy, along with most apparel and department stores, will be among the hardest hit, according to Earnest Analytics.

    By July 21, 2023
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    Walmart rolls out half-price Walmart+ memberships for people on government assistance

    The retailer's expansion into servicing financially stressed customers may give it an even larger share of America's grocery market.

    By July 21, 2023
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    Zales, Rocksbox partner on jewelry rental

    The program is available by appointment at select stores and tailored to offer shoppers affordable fine jewelry options for special occasions and weddings.

    By July 19, 2023
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    Sur La Table expands national footprint, private label offering

    Three years after surviving a pandemic-era bankruptcy, the culinary experiential retailer is back in growth mode on multiple fronts.

    By July 18, 2023
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    Amazon resurfaces ‘spend less’ messaging for back-to-school ads

    Actor Randall Park stars in a comedic spot touting the e-commerce giant’s plethora of deals as parents grapple with tight budgets.

    By Jessica Deyo • July 18, 2023
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    Buy now, pay later app downloads decline

    In the U.S., total BNPL app downloads for the second quarter fell 19% compared to the year-ago period, Bank of America Securities analysts said.

    By Caitlin Mullen • July 18, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Layoffs at The Children’s Place and inflation dips to lowest levels since March 2021

    The kids retailer said it’s ending the lease on its New Jersey headquarters, and in June the consumer price index rose just 3% year over year. 

    By Retail Dive Staff • July 14, 2023
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    Back-to-school spending to hit record highs, NRF says

    Although some consumers plan to spend more on school shopping this year, they’re still looking for deals, the report found.

    By July 14, 2023