Consumer Trends

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    75% of marketers expect to spend more on TikTok even as ban looms

    As the battle over the future of TikTok intensifies, 56% of marketers believe it is highly or somewhat unlikely that the federal government will ban the platform.

    By Chris Kelly • March 24, 2023
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    BNPL firms snag consumers at checkout: J.D. Power

    As buy now, pay later use rises, consumers are learning about the payment option at checkout, more so than from social media or family and friends.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 21, 2023
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    Retail Dive's DTC outlook for 2023

    A look at DTC trends and predictions for what direct-to-consumer brands can expect in the year ahead.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Over half of Gen Alpha watch shopping content: report

    Many kids get ideas about new products and brands by viewing haul and unboxing videos, according to a report by Morning Consult. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 16, 2023
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    Over 1 in 10 business leaders plan to switch to DTC model in 2023: study

    Companies cited better relationships and lifetime value with their customers as the biggest benefits of adopting the model, according to Circuit.

    By Howard Ruben • March 13, 2023
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    What can The Container Store learn from Sephora?

    CEO Satish Malhotra joined two years ago, and he’s using his experience at the beauty company to freshen up the home retailer’s strategy.

    By March 13, 2023
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    What to watch in the DTC space in 2023

    Increased competition, layoffs and shifting channels are a few challenges direct-to-consumer brands are facing this year.

    By Retail Dive Staff • March 13, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Adidas left with $1.3B in Yeezy shoes, Dick’s Sporting Goods, NCAA partner for March Madness

    The activewear brand ended its relationship with Ye last October with lots of inventory, while Dick’s is the exclusive partner for the championship season.

    By Retail Dive Staff • March 10, 2023
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    Ulta tops $10B in revenue as beauty stays resilient

    The retailer saw double-digit growth across all major categories, with new brands and product innovation helping to increase sales in the fourth quarter.

    By March 10, 2023
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    Carhartt workwear partners with resale company Trove

    The heritage workwear and apparel brand plans to pilot the program across six U.S. stores before expanding nationwide later this year.

    By Natalie Schwartz • March 7, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Walmart lands $1B a month in orders fulfilled by stores, Parade heads to Target

    Store fulfilled delivery sales have nearly tripled in two years at the big-box retailer, and the DTC intimates brand inks another major wholesale deal.

    By Retail Dive Staff • March 3, 2023
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    Target to broaden assortment of products priced $15 and under

    The retailer is leaning further into its "Tarjay" reputation and will also expand its Apple and Ulta shop-in-shops.

    By March 3, 2023
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    Target profits continue to slide as discretionary purchases slow

    The retailer said consumer spending on essentials, like food, helped offset inflation-driven sales slides in discretionary buys.

    By Feb. 28, 2023
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    Etsy climbs, eBay earnings slide in Q4 and ‘22

    The two marketplaces will benefit from an economic environment where consumers want deals, analysts say.

    By Feb. 24, 2023
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    The Backroom: What the ‘MetaBirkin’ NFT verdict means for art and commerce

    The team chats about how Hermès' legal win impacts retail at large, and why Mason Rothschild plans to appeal.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Feb. 23, 2023
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    2023 will be a ‘reset year’ for the footwear industry: NPD

    Sales might finally stabilize in the sector, and casual shoes will continue to grow as shoppers prioritize necessities.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 21, 2023
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    Credit card debt surpasses pre-pandemic levels: Fed

    Despite a pause in payments required for federal student loans, younger borrowers particularly are showing higher credit card delinquencies.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 21, 2023
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    ‘I wanted to go back to building’: Why Lively’s founder pivoted from selling bras to functional beverages

    Michelle Cordeiro Grant is focused on bringing wellness to the energy drink category through the launch of her new brand, Gorgie.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Smooth sailing ahead for (most) off-price retailers

    TJX is a standout in a space that continues to benefit from a dicey economy, while Nordstrom Rack struggles to gain a foothold.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    [Podcast] Conversations in CX

    This podcast series explores the customer experience related to CPaaS, the future of retailer technology, leadership, and social commerce.

    By Retail Dive's studioID • Updated March 7, 2023
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    Nearly 70% of consumers to cut back on nonessential spending: report

    Inflation is influencing consumers’ shopping habits, according to a survey by PwC. But, luxury buyers may be insulated from the trend.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 16, 2023
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    Instagram sunsets live shopping as commerce retreat continues

    The move, which goes into effect March 16, follows the removal of the Shop tab this month and arrives amid a period of revenue declines. 

    By Peter Adams • Feb. 15, 2023
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    What it takes to be a successful DTC brand in 2023

    Direct-to-consumer darlings like Warby Parker and Allbirds helped pave the way for more brands to enter the space. But now, the playbook has changed.

    By Feb. 15, 2023
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    What lies ahead for retail in 2023

    Value-conscious consumers, rising layoffs and new leadership at some of retail’s major players are just a few forces shaping the industry so far.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Feb. 13, 2023
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    The top retail trends for 2023

    Discover the top trends in the retail industry for 2023. 

    By Maya Rollings • Feb. 6, 2023
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    Ikea partners with Annie Leibovitz for Life at Home Report project

    The famous photographer, which the retailer has named its artist in residence, will take portraits of people inside their homes all over the world. 

    By Feb. 1, 2023