Holidays: Page 2


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    Deep Dive

    Retail looks beyond its old love — the movies

    Toys and feature films go together like butter and popcorn. But with lower ticket sales and fewer blockbusters, “it's not just about movies anymore.”

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    The Weekly Closeout: Toys R Us launches NFTs and David’s Bridal debuts loyalty program for teens

    The toy company is releasing 10,000 digital collectibles, featuring its iconic mascot, and the bridal retailer launches a prom loyalty program.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Dec. 9, 2022
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    Trendline

    Inside the 2022 holiday season

    Retailers are navigating supply chain bottlenecks while consumers face renewed concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Report: Seasonal hires in November hit lowest level since 2008

    Despite major brands’ holiday hiring announcements, the sector hasn’t added as many jobs as in years past.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 8, 2022
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    Walmart, Target most popular for in-store holiday shopping: report

    Big-box stores are attracting foot traffic, even as shoppers pull back on how much they are spending during the season. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 8, 2022
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    Macy’s, Nordstrom see holiday shoppers pulling back

    Consumers may be taking their time to buy thanks to this year’s calendar, but there are also signs of stress, executives said at Morgan Stanley's Consumer & Retail Conference.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    How DTC retailers performed during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    Following a rough year within the sector, brands like Wayfair and Parachute reported positive results from the shopping weekend.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Belk unveils holiday open house

    The department store is trying to bring more shoppers into its physical locations as its in-store traffic improves.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 6, 2022
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    Instacart adds holiday tree same-day delivery

    The company is using its recently launched Big & Bulky fulfillment service to bring live and artificial trees to customers’ homes. 

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Dec. 6, 2022
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    New Balance unites Snap’s AR, voice tech to offer gifting advice

    The gifting concierge lens lets users verbally answer questions about gift recipients and watch an unboxing experience to see recommendations. 

    By Aaron Baar • Dec. 5, 2022
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    Merry and Bright: A look at 2022 holiday merchandising

    ’Tis the season to evoke cheer while attempting to drive up sales.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    Victoria’s Secret is leaning on discounts to get through the holiday

    CEO Martin Waters said consumer caution will make it “a tough December across retail,” but some of the lingerie giant’s challenges are its own.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Amazon touts record Black Friday weekend sales

    However, the retailer declined to share exact figures from the shopping event.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 1, 2022
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    NRF: Record 197M consumers shopped from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday

    Some consumers started shopping earlier than Thanksgiving weekend as retailers kicked off holiday deals in October, the trade group found.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    Struggling consumers turned to financing for holiday shopping: report

    Buy now, pay later providers saw increased use during Black Friday, but credit and debit were the top payment methods for online orders.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 30, 2022
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    Nike, Lululemon are early holiday winners: report

    Prior to Black Friday, both athletics retailers were seeing double-digit spend growth.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 30, 2022
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    Cyber Monday spend reaches $11.3B with a surge in BNPL usage: report

    The shopping holiday saw increased demand for electronics and toys, with discounts reaching record highs, according to Adobe Analytics.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Target expands Starbucks curbside pickup service

    In addition to the partnership, the retailer has been investing in operations and growing its Ulta shop-in-shop locations.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 28, 2022
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    Sponsored by SafeOpt

    Last-minute tips from SafeOpt to increase your ecommerce holiday sales

    With the holiday shopping season in full swing, here are some last-minute tips merchants can implement to increase holiday sales.

    Nov. 28, 2022
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    Winners and losers of Black Friday 2022

    With inflation looming, consumers waited until the shopping event to get deals on categories like electronics and sought out financing options such as buy now, pay later.

    By Nov. 26, 2022
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    Podcast

    The Backroom: What holiday looks like from here

    The team sits down to discuss what recent events suggest about this year's unpredictable shopping season.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Nov. 24, 2022
  • Rendering of the Macy's Day Parade outside of the NYC Macy's store with balloons.
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    Macy’s to host Thanksgiving Day Parade in the metaverse with NFT design contest

    The retailer has been integrating NFTs into its holiday celebrations and will make the winning design into a real-life balloon for its 2023 parade.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 23, 2022
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    Macy’s establishes mini distribution centers at 35 stores

    The conversions give the retailer a closer delivery presence to customers, which will be advantageous during the holiday season. 

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 23, 2022
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    How Home Depot uses tech to prepare for a holiday surge

    The final stretch of the year, with its back-to-back holidays and spikes in demand, puts supply chains and IT systems to the test.

    By Roberto Torres • Nov. 23, 2022
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    Best Buy’s Q3 ‘less bad’ than feared even with sales and profit slumps

    Discounting is up, inventory is down and consumers are waiting to purchase gifts — it’s beginning to look a lot like pre-pandemic holidays at the retailer.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    The next frontier in e-commerce packaging: reusable bags and boxes

    Online ordering spiked during the pandemic — and so did the waste it creates. As Cyber Monday approaches, startups are developing ways to offer an alternative.

    By Lela Nargi • Nov. 22, 2022